St. Louis Police Fatally Shoot the Man in Traffic Stop

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The suspect shot during an encounter with a Wellston police officer, died on Sunday.

Thomas Allen Jr., 34, succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital on Sunday morning. He lived in the 2900 block of Wyoming in St. Louis.

According to the St. Louis County Police, the shooting happened after the police officer pulled over a car for a traffic violation at Morton and Page avenues at around 10.15 a.m. on Saturday. As the police officer was questioning the driver, a passenger got into the driver’s seat and tried to drive away.

The officer jumped into the vehicle on the passenger side and struggled with the suspect. The vehicle was going at a fast pace and the officer fired at the suspect three times. The news release by the police stated that the officer shot the suspect as he feared for his life.

The suspect lost control of the car two blocks north of the Morton and Chatham avenues. The car jumped the curb and stopped behind a house. The house was not damaged.

The people living nearby said that they did not witness the incident.

Allen was taken to the hospital. He was said to be in a critical condition. The officer was also taken to the hospital for his injuries. The officials did not reveal the information about the officer’s injuries or his condition, nor did they reveal his identity.

The news release did not disclose the reason for the traff… MORE

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