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Police: Body cam video released of encounter with Normandy man who shot, killed himself

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St. Louis County police released officer body cam footage from the day they say a man fatally shot himself during an encounter with police in Normandy.
The two videos were captured by separate Ferguson officers, who each responded to the scene. Normandy police officers, who also responded to the scene, do not wear body cameras.

The first video shows police approach Amonderez Green, telling him they want to make sure he is okay. The second video shows Green laying on the lawn, with a gun nearby. (Channel 4 has elected to not show video of Green’s body)

At one point in the first video, an officer is heard saying "we're just concerned about you, man. We're just trying to make sure you're okay." Green then walks away from officers.

According to police, Green, 18, of Florissant, shot himself near the intersection of Ellington Drive and Bermuda Drive on October 28. Normandy police said they were called to the address for a suicidal subject and tried to talk to him. Authorities said at the time that Green’s family called 911.

Officers on the scene got out of their patrol cars and again tried to talk to the Green, but he then pulled out a gun and fired at officers, police said at the time of the shooting. Authorities told News 4 a Normandy police officer tried to use a taser, as was outlined in the department's crisis intervention training, but it was ineffective.  Police eventually returned fire when the taser proved ineffective, but officers do not believe the Green was hit.

Green then ran to the 7700 block Paddington. Officers briefly lost sight of him, police said, before they heard a solitary gunshot. Officers then turned the corner and found him lying unresponsive on the ground.

Lakea Green, Amonderez's mother, said she had doubts about the official police story. She said watching the video brought back memories that are still raw to her.

"I was hurt. It took me back to that day, October 28, remembering seeing it all over again and what I went through," Green said.

St. Louis County Police later released the following statement about the investigation:

The St. Louis County Police Department understands that emotions are high following tragic events.  It is our responsibility to do a thorough investigation.  All physical evidence that we have gathered and examined in this case has been released to the public, including ballistic evidence and the results of the St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s autopsy report.  We continue to ask that anyone with pertinent information regarding this investigation please contact the St. Louis County Police Department.

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