White St. Louis Cop Shoots Black Off Duty Officer
Blue Lives Matter unless your black…
A white St. Louis cop mistakenly shot a black off duty officer who arrived on the scene of a gunfight to help his fellow officers.
Via NY Daily News:
Officers late Wednesday were chasing three men in a white sedan when the stolen vehicle crashed, forcing its occupants to flee and sparking a shootout with police, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
The off-duty cop, who lives nearby, heard the chaos erupt. He grabbed his service weapon and hurried out to help police at the scene, according to the Post-Dispatch.
The 38-year-old officer, an 11-year department veteran, was initially stopped by two uniformed St. Louis cops and ordered to the ground.
But the cops soon recognized the mystery man as one of their own and told him to walk toward them, according to a department incident summary released Thursday.
That’s when another officer arrived — and fired at the off-duty cop, striking him in the arm, the report said.
During a news conference at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, interim St. Louis Chief Lawrence O’Toole said the officer was hit by “friendly fire” as cops traded shots with the suspects.