Police: Suicidal man shoots at Normandy officers, then himself

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Witness Accounts Differ After Police Say Suicidal Man Shoots Self
NORMANDY, MO (KTVI) - Police say a man shot himself after an incident near the intersection of Woodstock and Bermuda.

Authorities say the officers encountered a suicidal person in Normandy, he fired shots at police and then ran. They say the suspect then shot himself.

Neighborhood resident Demetrius Young lives on Paddington. He says he heard five shots and walked outside his front door, saw a Ferguson officer chasing the man, heard two more shots, and then saw a young man laying on the ground.

The city of Ferguson tweets, "@stlcountypd are investigating a shooting involving a resident today. Despite rumors, Ferguson PD did not shoot a suspect."

There appear to be conflicting reports as to whether the young man was shot by police or himself.

St. Louis County Police has evidence technicians on the scene. Ferguson police are also assisting with the investigation. Officers recovered a weapon in a yard.

The suspect who police say shot at them is now in the hospital. He is not dead.


Conflicting reports about the shooting have emerged on social media, including video that is purportedly from the scene. WARNING: Some of the contents may be disturbing to some users:

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Police: Suicidal man shoots at Normandy officers, then himself
Police killed someone in normandy #BlackLivesMatter #FTP https://t.co/ws0SVE51E5
THAT MAN DID NOT SHOOT HIMSELF WE SAW IT HAPPEN
He shot himself but she pleading with them to not shoot himDONT BELIEVE THE LIES https://t.co/eBNwFLWEbK
One of my girls from school was there. Says the cops shot him. #Normandy
She has video of the mother screaming "please don't shoot my son" #Normandy #Ferguson #STL
#BREAKING Residents near Ferguson/Normandy say cops shot man in the face, killing him. Police say victim shot at them/then shot himself #FB
Latest summary: cops in Ferguson,Normandy, StL. County say dead man was suicidal, initial calls were to deal w/potentially suicidal subject.
More pics from the ground in Normandy. Police say a man shot at officers. The suspect is now dead https://t.co/0H8GqOZHn8
Police mark and photograph a gun in the grass in Normandy https://t.co/BJgeDM96jV
Deron Smith, 31, says he heard 6-8 shots, saw man running from cops, then 6-8 more shots as man ran between houses. https://t.co/RN0WGog2Hd
Deron Smith also says he did not see a gun in the man's hands as he ran from police; he said the man hopped rear fences using both hands.
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