Officer Kills Teen In St. Louis Suburb Neighboring Ferguson
Police in Berkeley, Mo., say an 18-year-old man pulled a gun on an officer. Police have released surveillance video of what led up to the incident.By Cliff Judy | December 24, 2014
A police officer in a St. Louis suburb shot and killed a teenager late Tuesday night. Police quickly released details saying the teen was armed and threatened the officer.
Police say the officer was supposed to check on a larceny call from a gas station in Berkeley, Missouri, and the 18-year-old man pulled a gun while talking to the officer. The gas station is only about five miles from the spot where a Ferguson police officer shot and killed unarmed teen Michael Brown in August, sparking months of anger and violent protests over Brown's killing and a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who killed him. (Video via KTVI)
The details in this latest officer-involved shooting appear to differ significantly from Ferguson.