By Jenn Jacques
(2/2) The suspect, who was known to the family, demanded entry & threw a planter through a glass door. pic.twitter.com/dnDmNRmgEZ
— St. Louis County PD (@stlcountypd) July 10, 2016
A St. Louis County police officer was forced to defend himself and his family when a young man showed up at his Lakeshire, MO home looking to end a Facebook fight over the Black Lives Matter movement.
According to police, the officer, his wife, mother-in-law, a toddler and an infant were in the home Saturday night when 20-year-old Tyler Gebhard rang their doorbell. When the officer’s wife answered the door with the infant and recognized the 6-foot-1, 220-pound Gebhard, she closed the door – quickly joining other family members in a back bedroom of the home.
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said that before the officer could get to the front door, Gebhard went to the rear of the house and threw the concrete planter through a window to enter the home. Family members in the bedroom said they heard the officer tell the intruder to “get down, get down, get down,” and then heard several shots fired, Belmar said.
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Source:: Bearing Arms