St. Louis Police ID Man Killed During Attack on Woman
St. Louis police have publicly identified a homeless man shot and killed last month by a woman they say he attacked with scissors.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 57-year-old Cedric Tankins died at the scene of the shooting June 21 at a home.
Police say Tankins produced the scissors when the 35-year-old woman asked him to leave. During an ensuing struggle that left one of her hands stabbed, the woman managed to retrieve a firearm and shot the man in the chest.
Police say the woman was justified in shooting Tankins.
The woman declined medical treatment at the scene.