St. Louis, MO (KTRS) Police have identified a patient who was fatally shot by security guards at Barnes-Jewish Hospital earlier this week.
The patient was 46-year-old Andrew Merryman of Ballwin. Police say they believe he was suicidal when he pulled the knives from his pocket Thursday morning at the hospital’s Center of Advanced Medicine.
According to the investigation, Merryman was in a room with his wife when he forced his way out and pulled the knives from his pockets.That’s when two security guards fired after Merryman refused orders to drop the knives.
Merryman died at the scene.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com