Police Shoot Black Teen at Missouri Gas Station

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An 18-year-old black man was shot and killed by police at a gas

station late on Tuesday in a St. Louis suburb near where unarmed teen

Michael Brown was killed by a white officer in August, police and

local media said.

Police said the man pointed a handgun at an officer who approached him

and another man at a gas station in the suburb of Berkeley.

"Fearing for his life, the Berkeley Officer fired several shots,

striking the subject, fatally wounding him," St. Louis County Police

Department spokesman Brian Schellman said in a statement.

Berkeley is minutes away from the suburb of Ferguson, where police

officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown in August, a killing that

ignited protests across the country against police methods.

About 200 people marched in New York on Tuesday, defying Mayor Bill de

Blasio's call for protests to be suspended after two police officers

were killed in their patrol car on Saturday in an apparent revenge


Credit: Reuters

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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