According to the police chief, the 22-year-old suspect brandished a knife at officers.
Investigators say the suspect entered a convenience store carrying two energy drinks. After exiting he re-entered and allegedly took packages of pastries without paying for them.
According to St. Louis Police when he was confronted by the store's owner he began to act "erratically. Another business owner contacted authorities and when officers arrived the man allegedly pulled a knife out of his waste-band in a threatening manner, and told police, "Shoot me now, kill me now, shoot me."
The suspect reportedly did not respond to verbal commands from officers to stop and was fired upon.
No officers were injured and an investigation is ongoing.
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