St. Louis County police officer fatally shot the #BlackLivesMatter supporter after he threw a 50 pound concrete planter through a window in the officer’s house.
Tyler Gebhard, a 20-year-old #BlackLivesMatter supporter who knew the police officer had been posting inflammatory posts on Facebook attacking police. Apparently the police officer knew he became the outlet for his anger.
The officer and his family were at home on Saturday evening when Gebhard rang the front doorbell. His wife opened the door and recognize Gebhard who had been a football player at Southeast Missouri State College. She immediately shut the door and took her mother and toddler and infant into a back bedroom.
The officer went to the front door but by that time Gebhard was at the back of the house and threw a concrete planter through a window in order to enter the home.
Family members in the bedroom said they heard the officer shouting “get down, get down, get down.” Then several shots rang out.
Gebhard was shot twice in the chest and pronounced dead at the hospital.
St. Louis County police chief Jon Belmar said an investigation would be conducted but, “I don’t think the officer had a choice – I honestly don’t.”
I wonder how #BlackLivesMatter is going to respond to this one?