St. Louis man killed by police officer - KMOV.com

St. Louis man killed by police officer

St. Louis (KMOV) - A St. Louis police officer shot and killed a man who tried to shoot him.

Officers say they were patrolling near south city's Benton Park when they saw two men coming out of an alley.

According to reports, 30-year-old Gregory Mays ran when officers approached.

Police say Mays pulled a pistol from his waistband and tried to shoot, but the gun jammed.

An officer then shot Mays several times. The officer is now on paid administrative leave, which is standard practice.

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