ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) — Police said an employee at a restaurant along Washington Avenue accidentally fired his gun and killed himself.
The shooting happened in a bathroom at Gringo Tacos + Burgers restaurant on Washington Avenue near 7th Street Sunday evening. Police believe the employee was changing clothes in the bathroom when the gun went off.
According to police, the first officer on the scene, Rawlins, spotted Ingle running down the street and watched him fall to the ground screaming. As Meador arrived, the decision was made to detain Ingle because of his erratic behavior. When Ingle resisted efforts to detain him, both officers deployed their stun guns, with probes from the guns striking the combative man multiple times, according to the lone account provided by police to date.
That account maintains that Ingle continued to resist, and Rawlins was rendered temporarily unable to assist Meador when a probe from one of the two officers’ stun guns struck her in the hand. The police account states that Meador, who was still engaged with Ingle, attempted to put some distance between himself and the combative man at that point. But Ingle charged at him, and Meador, a five-year veteran of the Joplin police force, fired his service weapon, according to the police account.
Police have acknowledged that Ingle was not armed and that he had no weapon of any kind in his hands. Stewart declined to say if either officer mistakenly thought he was armed in some manner, citing the open status of the state patrol’s investigation.
FENTON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Money was taken from gaming machines and a cash register was stolen during a Wednesday morning armed robbery in Fenton.
ST. LOUIS, MO — St. Louis police released dash cam video of an officer-involved shooting that happened on Dec. 12. in The Grove.
Shortly after 2 a.m., police responded to a report of a robbery at White Castle on Manchester and Chouteau Avenue.
When the officer approached the man, he turned around and pointed a gun at the officer, which you can see in the video. The officer then got out of his car and began firing at the man.
The man was shot once in the knee and was taken to an area hospital in critical condition. He was treated for his injuries as has been released.
Here’s the full video … 🤣😂 pic.twitter.com/d7eN41PYAa— Courtney Payne (@Courtdawg22) December 16, 2019
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Basehor dad is getting a lot of attention for the hilarious outfits he wears to pick up his daughter from the airport.
Courtney Payne said her dad, Doug, first started the trend in 2018 after she moved to Portland for graduate school.
After he showed up at KCI on Sunday in an elf costume, she finally decided to share his silliness on social media — and it quickly went viral, garnering more than 30,000 likes in less than a day.
MEHLVILLE, Mo. (KMOV.com) — A troubling class assignment landed a Mehlville School District teacher on administrative leave. The question asked students to put a price on slaves.
The principal of Blades Elementary School, Jeremy Booker, responded to parents after a ‘culturally sensitive’ assignment was given to fifth graders last week.
One of the 12 questions read as follows:
“You own a plantation or farm and therefore need more workers. You begin to get involved in the slave trade industry and have slaves work on your farm. Your product to trade is slaves.
Set your price for a slave. _____________ These could be worth a lot.
You may trade for any items you’d like.”