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Black Lives Matter Supporter Breaks Into Cops House Over Online Debate - Situation Escalates Quickly

Tyler Gebhard, 20, was shot dead after allegedly breaking into an off-duty police officer’s home in St. Louis.

Gebhard, who reportedly suffered from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, allegedly targeted the officer after having online arguments regarding the current status of race relations in the U.S., according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

They apparently interacted in a church’s Facebook group where Gebhard allegedly made both pro and anti-law enforcement posts. Police would not share the specifics of the posts, but said there was no specific connection to the Black Lives Matter movement.

MailOnline shows some of Gebhard’s posts which call for peace, though the St. Louis-Dispatch reports that some of Gebhard’s post became heated.

“Look man you better leave me alone or imma come looking for you,” he finally says in that thread, one post read, though it wasn’t clear who Gebhard was speaking to.

According to police, the 20-year-old was unarmed went to the officer's home and demanded to come inside. This prompted the officer’s wife, mother-in-law and child to hide in a back room of the house. He then, reportedly, went around the back of the house and threw a concrete planter through the back door to gain entry.

While St. Louis’ police chief said it weighed 50 pounds, another officer the St. Louis Post-Dispatch spoke to said it actually was 112 pounds. The officer reportedly shouted “Get down,” multiple times then shot Gebhard twice in the chest.

Source: MailOnline
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