Brentwood Man Witnessed Mardi Gras Shooting
He said it was the last thing he thought he would see in the middle of Mardi Gras.
Brentwood resident Peter George was an eyewitness when two St. Louis Police officers, working part-time jobs for Mardi Gras Inc., shot Otis Roberson, 32, on Saturday at the Mardi Gras celebration in Soulard. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on an interview with George.
"I was never scared, but I was just shocked that I had just seen that, with as many shots and as much blood as there was," he said. "At that time of day in that part of Soulard in the middle of Mardi Gras, that was the last thing I thought I was going to see."
The officers rode up to the scene in a golf cart and came upon the man brandishing a weapon, police said. The officers ordered him to drop the gun; he instead turned and pointed it in their direction. Both officers fired shots, wounding the man. He was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.