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4 St. Louis Officers Shot, Ex-Captain Killed During Unrest

KSMU - Ozarks Public Radio

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Four St. Louis police officers were shot and wounded after peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd turned violent overnight, and a retired police captain was shot to death by looters at a pawn shop.

The governor blamed the violence on “criminals” and “thugs.” Separately, a man was gravely injured in an exchange of gunfire with police in a northern suburb. After nightfall, protesters smashed windows, looted businesses and set fires.

The Kansas City Star reports that Mayor Quinton Lucas joined a downtown Kansas City protest but that police declared the gathering unlawful after he left. 

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