ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – The autopsy report for 18-year-old Amonderez Green, who died in October following a confrontation with police, indicates the Normandy teen tested positive for HIV earlier in the year.
The report from St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s Office does not specify the diagnosis was the reason Green was reportedly feeling suicidal on the day of his death.
The autopsy states Green was shot once under the chin. Ballistic evidence of the bullet recovered during the autopsy came from a .38 caliber gun, the same kind of weapon used to fire shots at an officer during the incident.
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Police said Green’s family called them around 2:30 p.m. on October 28, saying he refused to communicate with family and had threatened suicide. Normandy and Ferguson officers found Green walking on Bermuda Avenue. His mother, his mother’s boyfriend, and father were there for some of the time while police tried communicating with Green.
Green continued to walk and turned onto Ellington. This is where St. Louis County police say a confrontation occurred. The suspect pulled a gun and began shooting at officers. A Normandy officer tried to use a Taser to stop Green. When that didn’t work, the officer fired three rounds at Green as he ran. All three rounds missed Green.
In a statement, St. Louis County police said only one Normandy officer fired at the suspect. No other officers fired their weapons.
Green ran through back yards on Ellington towards Paddington. Police said he fired an additional round as he ran.
Police lost sight of Green for a brief period of time and that is when they heard another gunshot ring out. Officers said they found Green in the front yard of a home with a single gunshot wound under his chin.
Green was rushed to the hospital, but died at around 4:30 a.m. October 29.