February 10, 2013 6:23 PM

Witness describes shooting near Mardi Gras events in St. Louis

A witness who saw two St. Louis police officers fatally shoot a gun-wielding man near the city's annual Mardi Gras celebration says the encounter lasted about 90 seconds and took an emotional toll on the officers. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 32-year-old Otis Roberson of St. Louis died in the shooting Saturday after refusing orders to put down a gun.

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