St. Louis man sues, says police wrongly shot him

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 | 5:16 p.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis man has filed a lawsuit claiming city police officers wrongly shot him while they were pursuing a killer.

Randy Hill, 46, says he was heading home from work on Dec. 1 when officers ordered him to raise his hands and drop a weapon.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports his claim that he dropped a bag full of food containers from his lunch, but officers fired anyway.

Officers had been in pursuit of a suspect who killed a man near the Edward Jones Dome.

The police department had not yet seen the suit Tuesday and declined to comment.

The lawsuit filed Monday in St. Louis Circuit Court is against two officers, the city's mayor and the city's Board of Police Commissioners.


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