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.
StL Police say 19 year old man shot and killed by police tonight was in stolen car and refused to drop a Tech 9 with 30 rounds. #kmov— Matt Sczesny KMOV (@KMOVMatt) January 22, 2015