A police shooting Wednesday in north St. Louis, Missouri, left one man dead and prompted a crowd to gather in the street. The shooting happened about 11:30 a.m. when officers arrived at a home to serve a search warrant, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. As the officers were trying to get inside the home, two men ran out the back door.
While fleeing, one of the men allegedly turned and pointed his gun at police, the Post-Dispatch reported. Two officers then opened fire. One officer fired once, and another officer fired three times.
Police said they found four guns at the scene, including the one the first man pointed at the officers. They also reportedly found cocaine.
The crowd eventually grew to include about 100 people, the Post-Dispatch reported. Photos from the scene showed people standing in the street and confronting officers from across police tape.
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