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Police shot and killed another black man in the St. Louis area

"Hands up, don't shoot" has become the unofficial motto for the protests in Ferguson.
"Hands up, don't shoot" has become the unofficial motto for the protests in Ferguson.
Scott Olson

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:

To learn more about the protests in Ferguson, read the full explainer, Vox's timeline, and watch the two-minute video below: