ST. LOUIS – A man is dead after a Saint Louis University security guard saw him holding two firearms early Friday morning on Locust Street.
The commander of the Homicide Unit Lt. Scott Aubuchon said the SLU security guard encountered the man at 3301 Locust Street at 12:31 a.m. Aubuchon said at some point the security guard fired his gun at the man.
St. Louis Metropolitan Police officers were called to the shooting and found the 66-year-old man “near the curb suffering from gunshot wounds.”
He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police are calling the man who died the suspect. They are calling the 66-year-old security guard the victim. The security guard was uninjured.
Aubuchon said police are still determining who is at fault in this situation.
The SLU president sent a letter to the students and staff today saying, “While we await the facts of the tragedy, we know that officer-involved shootings inflict vicarious trauma on our communities, particularly among our Black and Brown friends and neighbors.”
The letter went on to say as we work to cultivate change for the betterment of local communities, we must also navigate healing from new tragedies.
The SLU president also says much work has been done to ensure campus safety and many Black students, faculty, and staff have been part of that effort. He says the university mission now calls for those efforts to be redoubled.
FOX 2’s Nissan Rogue Runner reporter Jason Maxwell was at the scene.