Car hits demonstrators following vigil in south St. Louis

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Courtesy of David Carson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Courtesy of David Carson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS – Wednesday night a car drove into a crowd following a vigil to remember a transgender woman killed by police Tuesday. Several people suffered minor injuries, like scrapes and cuts, but nothing needing medical attention.

The incident happened on Manchester Road not far from the Transgender Memorial Garden where the vigil was held for Kiwi Herring.

Herring was shot and killed by St. Louis police officers Tuesday, following a call for cutting in north St. Louis.

Officers arriving on the scene confronted Herring who was holding a knife and refused to drop the weapon, stabbing an officer in the arm and a neighbor.

A partner of Herring, Kristy Thompson, was charged today with assault and armed criminal action for her role in the stabbing of a neighbor who is still in serious condition.

Kristy Thompson

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