ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities in St. Louis say three people protesting a recent police shooting suffered minor injuries when a driver pulled into their rally as it blocked an intersection.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that police and a witness offer different accounts of what happened Wednesday night following a vigil to honor Kenny “Kiwi” Herring. Police say Herring was fatally shot Tuesday after using a knife to attack officers.
Pix from car that drove through protesters, car stopped was surrounded, then drove through, one person ended up on hood, only minor injuries pic.twitter.com/EYNxSJARoF
— David Carson (@PDPJ) August 24, 2017
Police spokeswoman Schron Jackson says the driver stopped, honked and attempted to drive around the protesters before some of them surrounded his car and began hitting it.
Jackson says the injured protesters had jumped onto the car and fell off when the driver pulled away. The driver is in custody.
Witness Keith Rose says the driver had his middle fingers raised before accelerating through the group.
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