Mo. man dead after trying to rob store with BB gun - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Mo. man dead after trying to rob store with BB gun

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 21-year-old St. Louis man is dead after attempting to rob a White Castle restaurant with a BB gun and being shot by an off-duty police officer working security.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/WOUZ8z) Thomas Donovan went into the store shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday and approached the counter with what appeared to be a real gun.

Police say 1 of the officers fired when the man didn't drop the gun as directed and hit him in the abdomen. Donovan was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Police say Donovan matches the description of a man who previously robbed the restaurant.

The 48-year-old officer who shot the man is a 21-year veteran on the force. She has been placed on administrative leave, which is department policy in officer-involved shootings.

 

Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Heartland NewsNewsMore>>

  • breaking

    Graves Co., KY Sheriff indicted on drug charge

    Graves Co., KY Sheriff indicted on drug charge

    Friday, August 17 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-08-17 15:21:00 GMT
    Kentucky State Police is investigating Sheriff Dewayne Redmon. (Source: Graves County Sheriff's Office)Kentucky State Police is investigating Sheriff Dewayne Redmon. (Source: Graves County Sheriff's Office)

    Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon has been indicted on several drug charges. 

    Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon has been indicted on several drug charges. 

  • National Guard schools Clippard Elementary at 'boot camp'

    National Guard schools Clippard Elementary at 'boot camp'

    Friday, August 17 2018 11:10 AM EDT2018-08-17 15:10:38 GMT
    Students learned a lesson from the National Guard (Source: KFVS)Students learned a lesson from the National Guard (Source: KFVS)
    Students learned a lesson from the National Guard (Source: KFVS)Students learned a lesson from the National Guard (Source: KFVS)

    Guard members took the students through "boot camp" to help teach the school's expectations of respect and proper conduct while in class

    Guard members took the students through "boot camp" to help teach the school's expectations of respect and proper conduct while in class

  • Marion, IL man convicted of criminal sexual assault

    Marion, IL man convicted of criminal sexual assault

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:19 AM EDT2018-08-17 14:19:58 GMT
    A Marion man was convicted by a jury August 16 (Source: KFVS)A Marion man was convicted by a jury August 16 (Source: KFVS)
    A Marion man was convicted by a jury August 16 (Source: KFVS)A Marion man was convicted by a jury August 16 (Source: KFVS)

    A Marion, Illinois man has been convicted of criminal sexual assault at the Williamson County Courthouse in Marion.

    A Marion, Illinois man has been convicted of criminal sexual assault at the Williamson County Courthouse in Marion.

Powered by Frankly