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Teen shot, killed by officers had loaded gun, Dotson says; suspect ID'd

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Police said a 19-year-old man was shot and killed by an officer in north St. Louis around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday night. By Stephanie Baumer Police said a 19-year-old man was shot and killed by an officer in north St. Louis around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday night. By Stephanie Baumer

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Police said a 19-year-old man was shot and killed by an officer in north St. Louis around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday night.

Authorities said the shooting occurred near the intersection of Cottage and Marcus. According to officers, a driver and passenger were inside a stolen red Chevrolet Monte Carlo that had been taken from south St. Louis on December 5, 2014.

Police said officers were doing hot-spot policing in north St. Louis when they noticed the stolen vehicle. The suspect vehicle made an illegal U-turn when the driver spotted officers, according to St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson. After the vehicle made the U-turn, officers attempted to follow, but not pursue the car. Authorities spotted the car again a short time later, right before the vehicle hit a retaining wall along Cottage near the intersection of Marcus. The car then stalled.

Police said a passenger in the stolen car, Isaac Holmes, 19, got out of the vehicle and refused to drop an Intratec TEC-9 gun that contained 30 rounds. He was shot by two officers. Officers said the driver, who was not shot, is cooperating with police.

Holmes was taken to a hospital but later died. According to police, no officers were injured.

Dotson told News 4 Holmes was known to police and had been arrested before for stealing cars and burglary.  

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