St. Louis police shoot, kill knife-wielding suspect

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WATCH ABOVE: St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says he knows of the situation in Ferguson, but his officers have the right to defend themselves.

TORONTO – About 13 miles from Ferguson, Missouri, an officer-involved shooting in the city of St. Louis has sparked renewed rage in the wake of the police shooting death of 18-year-old unarmed black teen Michael Brown.

Chief Sam Dotson of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said Tuesday an officer was involved in the fatal shooting of a suspect who “brandished a knife at officers.”

Dotson said no officers were injured and the investigation is ongoing. He said the officers involved are on administrative duty “per department policy.”

The shooting comes less than 24 hours since tear gas and grenades were deployed by the National Guard in Ferguson’s overnight protests.

WATCH: Aerials of the scene of a police shooting in north St. Louis on Tuesday afternoon

Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol, who is in charge of security in Ferguson, said bottles and Molotov cocktails were thrown from the crowd and that some officers had come under heavy gunfire. At least two people were shot and 31 were arrested, he said.

With files from The Associated Press

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