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St. Louis Police Shoots, Kills Knife-Wielding Man Charging Officers | Tactical BODY CAM VIDEO

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Man charging police with knife shot to death overnight. Body Camera Captures St. Louis Police Shooting Dead of Knife-Wielding Man Who Charged Officers. Tact Officers Involved Shooting. (Fox2) JENNINGS, MO (KTVI)-St. Louis County police are investigating after a deadly officer involved shooting in Jennings. One man was killed after an armed standoff. The incident began about 9:20pm Friday, on Riverwood Drive in a residential neighborhood off Jennings Station Road. Police say Thaddeus McCarroll, 23, had barricaded himself in the house with access to knives and a samurai sword. The man’s mother was locked out and called 9-1-1, wanting her son removed from the home. She called his behavior “not normal.” The first officers on the scene tried to get the man to come out of the home and talk to them, but were unsuccessful. At 10:30pm, the situation was declared to be an armed barricaded subject and help was requested from the Tactical Operations Unit. After another hour of negotiations, McCarroll emerged from the home with a Bible in one hand and knife in the other. Tactical officers began giving loud verbal commands to him, asking him to put the knife down and come speak to officers. McCarroll did not comply continued to approach police. Officers fired a rubber bullet and struck him in the leg. They had hoped to shock him into stopping his advance, but he continued to close in on two officers, knife still in hand. St. Louis County Police say that that is when the officers shot the subject multiple times. A tactical medic began life saving measures but McCarroll died at the scene. Several Tactical Operations Officers were wearing body cameras during the incident, and St. Louis County Police have released that video on YouTube. In July 2014, police were also called about an incident involving McCarroll being in mental distress. In that incident, he was able to be subdued and taken in for professional treatment. A suburban St. Louis man was killed after he charged at police officers while wielding a knife, and the shooting was captured on an officer's body camera. A woman called police late Friday and said her son, Thaddeus McCarroll, was armed with a knife and had locked her out of her house in Jennings, Missouri, the St. Louis County Police Department said today. Police said they could see McCarroll, 23, through the window, armed with a Samurai sword and several knives. Police Departments Are Buying Body Cams, and Officers Don't Have to Tell You When They're Recording Man Charged in Ferguson Shooting That Injured 2 Police Officers Police Officer Who Shot Man in Missouri Did Not Have Body Cam Activated The woman told police her son "was talking about going on a 'journey' and a 'mission' and mentioned a "black revolution,'" according to police. About an hour after officers arrived, McCarroll walked out of the house with a knife in one hand and a bible in the other, police said. The ensuing encounter was captured on an officer's body camera as police continuously asked McCarroll to drop the knife. "Why are you carrying a knife?" an officer asked McCarroll. "Your mom is worried about you." An officer then told McCarroll they were "not here to harm you" after McCarroll replied. "We need to know that you're going to be okay, starting right now," an officer said. When McCarroll - with the knife still in his hand - walked toward the officers, one fired a "less lethal round" in an attempt to disarm him, police said. The round hit McCarroll, who then "immediately charged the officers at a full run with the knife still in hand," police said. Two officers shot McCarroll several times, police said. The sound of the gunshots was captured by the body camera, along with an officer calling for CPR and a medic. McCarroll died outside the home. "A family lost a loved one tonight and that is tragic," St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said during a news conference Saturday. "My officers took eve...