This brotha was shopping with is pregnant girfriend. And yes, was armed to protect his family… this IS the most dangerous, most violent murder capital in the nation. Police do not protect or serve black people. MO has some of the loosest gun laws, damn near anybody can legally own a gun, so simply having a gun is not probable cause. The officer had no way of knowing if Tillman had a record or if he could legally carry when he approached him. Where is video of what happened during that exchange, what did the officer do/say that prompted him to run?
Yesterday the story was this brotha’s record, today it’s that he raised his gun towards the officer… and the officer feared for his life. Black people aren’t allowed to fear for their lives. Or fight back. Comply and get killed. Run and get killed. On the flipside, white males can walk in public places armed with assault weapons. And live to talk about it.
Tillman ran for the same reason Mike Brown ran… for the same reason Vonderrit Myers ran… the same reason Mansur Ball-Bey ran… because he was in fear of his life. This new narrative is bs, why run if his intent was to shoot at the officer? Fortunately we don’t have to speculate right? Where is the video that supports the police’s new version of events? Bodycam video? Video from the Galleria?
Man shot near Galleria had raised his gun toward officer, police say
CLAYTON — Terry Tillman was killed by three to five gunshots to his front torso, St. Louis County Police said Tuesday evening at a news conference about the police shooting