St. Louis city police officers on Tuesday shot and killed a 25-year-old black man who officers say charged at them with a knife, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The shooting comes as protests continue to grow more and more tense in nearby Ferguson, where demonstrators have taken to the streets since August 9 to protest the shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said the 25-year-old yelled, "Shoot me now, kill me now," before charging at police. The officers opened fire, killing the man.
Watch Dotson's full comments:
Following the events, the Post-Dispatch reported about 150 people in the area of the shooting. The scene has reportedly grown more tense, as MSNBC's Chris Hayes reports: