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St. Louis mom calls police on son, cops shoot, kill him

Thaddeus McCarroll
Police had no option but to use deadly force, said St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, following the fatal shooting of Thaddeus McCarroll, 23.

On Saturday, April 18 at 1 am, McCarroll “charged at them with a knife and a Bible and told his mother he was planning a Black revolution,” says Belmar. The young man’s mother called the police on her son who barricaded himself in his his room, he had been walking around the house with knives and a Samurai sword. He told his mother he was “going on a journey,” a ‘Black revolution.”

Two police officers shot McCarroll several times and the sound of the gunshots was captured by the body camera. McCarroll passed away outside his home in Jennings, a city in St. Louis County, Missouri.

“The officers resorted to less lethal force to try and bring the incident to a safe conclusion with no loss of life, but this individual made the decision to refuse these attempts, and charge at officers with a deadly weapon,” Belmar said in a statement.



  1. britishrose on April 19, 2015 at 11:40 am

    question ? how come you dont hear of them shoot no white man who could be mentally ill? if this man is talking this way he oviosly is dellusional , so what justifie them killing him ..and how much dam harm can a knife do if you taser him .. come on bull shit , they still killing brothers and justifying it the same way as though he was such a danger with a knife as they were with 2 guns , mace , and handcuffs . . batton too? lord lets pray every day til justice is served . serve and protect? in what way

    • FuZ on April 19, 2015 at 9:09 pm

      They are concerned with getting home after shift. Whatever that may be in the way of that becomes “justified”.