*In the St. Louis area, Dornella Conners and her boyfriend, De’Angelas Lee were minding their business, but unfortunately for them, Dornella in particular, they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
As a result Dornella Conners is blind in her left eye and is struggling to see out of the other. According to St. Louis TV station KMOV, Conners and Lee were at a gas station North St. Louis County early Tuesday morning. As they were driving away from the gas station, multiple p[olice officers appeared and that’s when thing went left, says Conners.
“They pulled up while we were coming towards the street, De’Anglas was trying to get away, they blocked us from the side, front and back,” Conners said.
Conners says her boyfriend was trying to drive around St. Louis County Police but police say he drove towards them. Police say the officer, fearing for his safety, used his less lethal bean bag round, striking the front passenger window causing it to shatter.
Conner went to another police officer who helped her get medical attention.
“I’m very upset, very disappointed with tactics that they used trying to get control of situation,” said Dornnell’s father, Donnell Conners. “I understand tough job, I understand that it was chaos, there was no reason to fire upon innocent person sitting in a vehicle.”
The police version of the story is that Lee drove away but he was not the only one causing trouble at the gas station. Sixteen people were arrested on the lot and police say they still do not know who is responsible for firing numerous gunshots at the location.
Police say they have issued a warrant for Lee’s arrest and set a bond for $50,000.