Intruder shot by off-duty St. Louis County officer after online argument about Black Lives Matter, family says

50 lb Planter

The deceased threw a 50 lb planter through the front door of the officer’s residence in an attempt to gain entry terrorizing the family.

LAKESHIRE • A former Affton High School football standout forced his way into a South County home and was shot and killed by an off-duty officer inside after a Facebook dispute over Black Lives Matter apparently boiled over late Saturday afternoon.

That’s what can be pieced together from the accounts of police and an uncle of Tyler Gebhard, who said the young man had been struggling with mental health issues.

“He walked over there and into a gunfight,” Gebhard’s uncle, Patrick Brogan said, drawing on accounts offered by friends of his nephew. “When he got there, he was met with a gun and the guy killed him.”

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  • Blacksmith

    A ‘good news’ story.

  • Linda1000

    Good video on BLM movement. meeting with leader(s) of BLM.

  • glasnost

    Never take a planter to a gun fight.

  • Ed

    Wonder if he gave him a “trigger warning.”