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Teenager shot, killed in Ferguson apartment complex


FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) - A shooting in Ferguson has tensions riding high between residents and police. Saturday afternoon, a police involved shooting occurred at the Canfield Green apartment complex in the 2900 block of Canfield. A teenager was shot and killed. An officer from the Ferguson Police Department was involved in the shooting.

At the request of the Ferguson Police Department, the St. Louis County Crimes Against Person Unit is taking over the investigation of the shooting. The police officer involved in the shooting has been put on paid administrative leave.

Witnesses to the shooting say the person shot was an 18-year-old teenager named Michael Brown who was walking in the middle of a street with a friend.

Following the shooting, a large crowd of residents from the apartment complex gathered at the crime scene in the middle of the apartment complex. In response to the crowd, Ferguson police request additional help for crowd control from St. Louis County Police. A spokesperson for St. Louis County Police says a perimeter was set-up around the apartment complex after gun fire was heard in the area.

Late Saturday night St. Louis County Police issued a news release stating that a press conference will be held Sunday at 10 am at Ferguson Police Department.

In response to Saturday’s shooting the St. Louis County NAACP has launched an investigation. The NAACP has also asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to intervene in the investigation.

The president of the St. Louis County NAACP Missouri State Representative Ester Haywood released the following statement:

“We are hurt to hear that yet another teenaged boy has been slaughtered by law enforcement especially in light of the recent death of Eric Garner in New York who was killed for selling cigarettes. We plan to do everything within our power to ensure that the Ferguson Police Department as well as the St. Louis County Police Department releases all details pertinent to the shooting. We strongly encourage residents to stay away from the crime scene so that no additional citizens are injured. I have spoken directly with St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, and I am confident that both he and his department will ensure that the investigation is conducted properly and that all details are kept transparent.”

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292 comments

  • chris

    All the blacks say whites are the problem last time I checked most of the slaves were detained and held prisoner by blacks until sold to the whites so once again they blacks can’t take responsibility for there own actions but yet the white man is the problem

    • Let's talk sensibly!

      Oh Chris, Chris, please stop playing in the middle of traffic, you’re going to get hit. No the slave trade was not orchestrated by Africans although there were some that participated in their capture and sale but very few and definitely not enough to let you guys off the hook. Furthermore, yes, no man should own another man. In fact, no man owns any man, freedom is God given. This is what you guys fail to look at. Yes, you guys are guilty of slavery but to just address slavery really lets you guys off the hook and is quite a distraction from the real matter. Understand this, slavery did not begin in America with the white man’s chattel slavery. Slavery has existed for centuries. What makes the whites man’s chattel slavery so bad is what you guys did in your position of power. You guys are guilty of the sickest, and atrocious acts known to man. From the raping of little boys and girls in front of their parents, to cutting unborn babies out of pregnant women’s stomachs, to ripping people’s limbs of simultaneously in different directions. These types of acts are not, and never were, an automatic for slavery. You are not as much condemned for slavery as you are for your acts of untamed barbarism like packs of wild dogs. The evil you guys committed had nothing to do with slavery and displayed you guys to the world at your sickest moment. What you should ask yourself is, although you people were slave owners, why did they do the sick things they did? In short, your people were, and as you still see in the news today, and still are, a very sick and satanic people. I would spend more time in looking at what your people are doing and trying to figure out why instead of trying to justify being, a murderous, blood thirsty pack of heathens! Holler!

  • MAE

    And rose i am getting so tired of seeing you commenting on black post an saying things about black people you clearly have no life and must feel very low about yourself always stating what you wen through with blacks, well black people and latinas/ latinos deal with racist white people on an daily basis and we deal with it so just because someone gives you an taste of your own meds don’t act like its the end of your life so with that being said go get an job because its clear you don’t have one all you do is go on to news sites an try an down the black races every chance you get which is everyday and take care of your RESPONSIBILITIES which is not talking about about black people im sure of it read a book take an walk go talk to someone about your problems that you have going on with you because its clear your crazy!spend 6 months minding your own business and the other staying out of others and i promise you you will not be so looney. again this message is to ROSE! Just for you sweetie!

  • Jaydee

    Can’t we all just hit a bong??? Why does it have to be “you people”? This is not about slavery, it’s not about blacks,whites,jews,cavemen,cavewomen,hindus or any other race/color, this is about an 18yr old boy that doesnt get to see his kids have kids. He doesnt get to go to college, he doesnt get to do anything. BIG PICTURE!

  • rugby_hooker34

    The thing is in just reading the first couple comments alone, you can truly see why those grudges and racism is still there. We point fingers and blame people for the act of someone else and then excuse the entire race or population of being the same and doing the same. Yes people have fucked up in the past, but at the same time those are people in the PAST. Dead and gone. Not today. Not in the present society. Though some still follow those beliefs, not an entire race follows one set of beliefs or guidelines. The reality of it all, is that we’re scared. We don’t trust those around us, and those who are different from our normal lives. We are scared to be hurt and want to be safe. So we accuse, point the blame on other people, rather than all live in a world where every color is what it should be. The same, but looks different.

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