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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A St. Louis police sergeant shot and killed a man after being called to a south St. Louis Kentucky Fried Chicken for a report of a robbery.

Lt. Col. Lawrence O'Toole held a news conference late Sunday night at police headquarters to announce the details surrounding the police involved shooting. According to investigators, a citizen flagged down police to report the holdup.

The officer involved shooting happened just after 6pm at the fast food restaurant located the intersection of Grand Boulevard and Gravois Avenue. According to authorities ,the sergeant saw the suspect inside the restaurant as he approached the door and ordered the suspect to drop his weapon. Police say the suspect refused and that's when the Sergeant opened fire, killing the suspect.

Police say that no officers were injured in the shooting. According to investigators, there were multiple witnesses inside the restaurant where the shooting occurred. Lt. Col. O'Toole says the sergeant is 13-year veteran who is 42 years old.

According to police, there is video footage from KFC cameras. Polcie say once the circuit attorney reviews the video , it will probably be released. The Sergeant was not wearing a body camera. The investigation is on going.


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