Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Police: Teen Pulls Gun on Cop Near Ferguson. Cop Fires, Killing Suspect.

 Officer kills armed 18-year-old near Ferguson
So let me guess the cop was wrong too shoot him right?
By JIM SUHR and JIM SALTER  Associated Press
BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) - Violent protests broke out in suburban St. Louis after another black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer.
    St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said the officer was questioning the 18-year-old and another man about a theft late Tuesday at a convenience store in Berkeley when the young man pulled a 9mm handgun on him. The officer stumbled backward but fired three shots, one of which struck the victim, Belmar said.Berkeley is just a few miles from Ferguson, Missouri, where a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, on Aug. 9. Brown's death sparked weeks of sometimes violent demonstrations and a grand jury's decision to not charge Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting has spurred a nationwide movement to protest police brutality.
    Belmar declined to name the 18-year-old killed in Berkeley, but a woman at the scene told reporters she was his mother and identified him as Antonio Martin. Belmar said he was 18 years old and black.
    The 34-year-old white police officer, a six-year veteran of the Berkeley Police Department, is on administrative leave pending an investigation, Belmar said.
"He will carry the weight of this for the rest of his life, certainly for the rest of his career," 

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