Another Black Man Shot and Killed by St. Louis Police

Another Black Man Shot and Killed by St. Louis Police

LeDarius Williams, 23, was shot and killed by St. Louis police Tuesday afternoon after he ran from officers, who chased him down and struggled with him before opening fire.

Published February 4, 2015

LeDarius Williams, 23, an African-American man, was shot and killed by a St. Louis officer Tuesday afternoon after he ran from cops who chased Williams down and struggled with him before he allegedly pointed a .45 caliber gun at the police, the St. Louis Dispatch reports.


Police say they saw Williams "acting suspiciously" in the Dutchtown neighborhood and as they began to follow him, Williams saw the officers and started running.
 
Both of the officers were white males. One is a 29-year-old who has been on the police force for seven years. The second officer is 22, with two years on the force, according to an incident report.
 
                                             | REMEMBERING MICHAEL BROWN |

This is not the first time Williams was shot by police. In 2009, he survived a gunshot wound to his leg after police say he aimed his weapon at them, KTVI reports. He served nearly five years in prison for his actions. 

A special independent investigative unit of the St. Louis Police, formed after the killing of Michael Brown, is looking into Williams's death. 

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