Details are still emerging, but a 23-year-old black man has been shot and killed just a few miles away from Ferguson, Missouri--home to 10 days of protests demanding justice for Michael Brown.
At a press conference this afternoon, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says the man was wielding a knife and essentially begged for police to shot and kill him. It's unclear how many officers shot and killed the person in question; no names have been released, either.
Keep in mind that authorities in Ferguson have not exactly been forthcoming with information--and have straight out lied, in some cases, since Michael Brown's killing. That alone will likely cast doubt on what Chief Dotson is now saying about the latest shooting.