Police said a 23-year-old South City, Missouri, man was killed after he ran from a Richmond Heights officer near the St. Louis Galleria Mall Saturday afternoon.
Sergeant Ben Granda with the St. Louis County Police said this all started when a Richmond Heights officer was notified about an armed man inside the mall around 3 PM. The officer approached the man, later identified as Terry Tillman, to tell him about the Galleria’s no guns policy. Police said Tillman ran away while the officer was speaking to him. The officer chased him on foot and reached the parking lot across the street from the Galleria.
Police said the 50-year-old officer then shot Tillman while at the parking lot. Police didn’t provide any information on why the officer discharged his firearm. The officer has 23 years of experience with the Richmond Heights Police Department. Tillman was pronounced dead on the scene and a handgun was recovered. Witnesses said they heard… KMOV4 News