St. Louis City Police Officer Fatally Shoots Knife-Wielding Suspect

August 19, 2014 3:42 p.m.

A St. Louis police officer fatally shot a man brandishing a knife on Tuesday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The shooting put many on guard amid racially charged protests in nearby Ferguson, Mo., over the shooting of an unarmed black teen on Aug. 9. This incident, however, seems unrelated.

When police arrived on the scene in St. Louis, the suspect pulled out a knife. The suspect died on the scene after two officers fired their guns, according to the St. Louis police chief.

Authorities said that the man tried to rob a convenience store, according to Fox 2 Now St. Louis.

Following the shooting, a crowd gathered around the scene (pictured above via Fox Now 2 St. Louis).

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