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St. Louis police ID man shot, killed during attack on woman

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ST. LOUIS (AP) _ St. Louis police have publicly identified a homeless man shot and killed last month by a woman they say he attacked with scissors.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 57-year-old Cedric Tankins died at the scene of the shooting June 21 at a home.

Police say Tankins produced the scissors when the 35-year-old woman asked him to leave. During an ensuing struggle that left one of her hands stabbed, the woman managed to retrieve a firearm and shot the man in the chest.

Police say the woman was justified in shooting Tankins.

The woman declined medical treatment at the scene.
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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch