UPDATE 3:42 a.m. EDT: Dotson said more than one officer fired their guns at the suspect. He said the cops were placed on administrative duty "per department policy."

UPDATE 2:47 p.m. EDT: The suspect who was shot brandished a knife at several officers, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson tweeted:


Original story:

Police shot and killed a person in St. Louis Tuesday, just 11 miles from Ferguson, Missouri, where protesters have voiced their anger and frustration in the killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by a white police officer.

St. Louis ABC-affiliate KSDK reported Tuesday’s officer-involved shooting, but had few details. The shooting occurred in North St. Louis, KSDK said. Chief Sam Dotson said the victim brandished a knife, KMOV, St. Louis, reported.

Brown, 18, was shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Aug. 9 in an incident that sparked national outrage.