#1 Officer kills armed 18-year-old near Ferguson by Rev 24.12.2014 11:54

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Officer kills armed 18-year-old near Ferguson

Associated Press By JIM SUHR

1 hr ago

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.

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#2 RE: Officer kills armed 18-year-old near Ferguson by Rev 24.12.2014 14:41

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Rule #1 in Police & Community relations etiquette:

1. Do not pull a gun on police. They will shoot your ass.

#3 RE: Officer kills armed 18-year-old near Ferguson by Cincinnatus 24.12.2014 15:21

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At 18: "Belmar said Martin had a criminal record that included three assault charges and others for armed robbery, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon."

#4 RE: Officer kills armed 18-year-old near Ferguson by ThirstyMan 24.12.2014 20:38

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Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #3
At 18: "Belmar said Martin had a criminal record that included three assault charges and others for armed robbery, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon."



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