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VIDEO: Police Shooting Knife Wielding Man

Courtesy: KTVI

(AURN/AP) - The St. Louis police chief has released 911 audio, surveillance video and cellphone video of the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man, acknowledging that tensions in nearby Ferguson have created a need for greater transparency on officer-involved shootings.

Police Chief Sam Dotson says both officers involved in the shooting remain on administrative duty pending investigations.  Meantime, the St. Louis County Police Captain Ed Kuntz said the shooting appeared to be justified.

Kajieme Powell was shot to death Tuesday. The cellphone video shows him moving toward officers with a knife while telling them, "Shoot me now. Kill me now." Both officers fired six shots. Powell died at the scene.


WARNING: Graphic video with strong language

Dotson says the officers could not use stun guns because Powell was wearing a jacket that could have deflected the probes.

The shooting happened about five miles from where Michael Brown was killed by a Ferguson officer.

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