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2 men charged after officer chasing them fell to his death

Two 19-year-old men have been charged with manslaughter after an auxiliary police officer who was chasing them fell to his death from an East St. Louis bridge

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Published on: October 30, 2018 21:15 IST
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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — Two 19-year-old men have been charged with manslaughter after an auxiliary police officer who was chasing them fell to his death from a bridge in southern Illinois.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Valention Miller and Chaun'tuan Gillespie are charged with involuntary manslaughter and aggravated use of a weapon. Miller is also charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding a police officer.

Forty-four-year-old Ricardo Davis was working as an auxiliary officer with the Washington Park Police Department Saturday when he and other officers chased a car onto the Poplar Street Bridge in East St Louis. The car crashed and the two men ran off. Davis was pursuing them when he vaulted over a concrete barrier, apparently not realizing there was a gap and a 50-foot (15-meter) drop to the ground.

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