NORMANDY, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s Office released new details on the death of a Florissant teen who died during a confrontation with Normandy police.
The autopsy report for Amonderez Green states he was shot once under the chin. Those results appear to support a report from emergency room staff that Green’s wound was self-inflicted.
Ballistic evidence of the bullet recovered during the autopsy came from a .38 caliber gun, the same kind of weapon county police say Green used to fire a shot at an officer during the incident.
Police said Green’s family called them Wednesday afternoon around 2:30 p.m., saying he refuse to communicate with family. 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 Thursday, 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. Thursday.
The investigation remains ongoing.