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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The family of a man who wielded a knife at police before he was shot and killed, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against St. Louis City police chief Sam Dotson and the two officers involved in the shooting.
Kajieme Powell was shot on August 19 after allegedly robbing a convenience store in north St. Louis. When officer’s arrived, Powell was pacing and acting erratically. According to police, Powell approached officers and would not obey their commands to stop.
The family’s attorney called the shooting “negligent,” saying Powell was pacing the sidewalk and posing no threat.