Sunday, April 19, 2015

Jennings, MO: Another Black Man Dead.

Two officers shot Thaddeus McCarroll, 23, multiple times, authorities said.

County police said the standoff began about 9:20 p.m. after officers responded to a report of a man wielding a knife and a Samurai sword locking his mother out of their home in the 9200 block of Riverwood Drive.

Charlene McCarroll told police her son was wandering the residence muttering about a “journey” and a “mission.” Police said she told them she wanted him removed from the house because of his behavior, which was not normal.

McCarroll, according to his mother, was also referring to a “black revolution.”

Police said responding officers tried to talk with McCarroll and have him come outside, but they were unsuccessful. At 10:30 p.m. the county’s tactical operations unit was called and began negotiations.

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