Video: Ill. cop shoots, kills suspect after foot pursuit

By PoliceOne Staff

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — Video has been posted to the website of KMOV-TV in which an officer can be heard repeatedly giving commands to a male subject to “put it down” before discharging his service weapon once, striking the man in the chest.  The subject was reportedly transported to a local hospital, where he later died.

The man, who has yet to be identified by name, was allegedly intoxicated outside a local bar with a second subject, both of whom were reportedly kicking cars and attempting to damage property when police arrived.  A brief foot pursuit ensued, and the confrontation happened when one of the two suspects threatened officers with a weapon.  The second suspect was apparently taken into custody without further incident. 

The officer, who has been with the force since 2004, has been placed on administrative leave.

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