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Teenager killed in police-involved shooting in Berkeley

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BERKELEY (KTVI) – A teenager was killed in a police-involved shooting around 11:15pm Tuesday at a Mobil gas station on North Hanley Road in Berkeley.

Berkeley police say officers were originally dispatched to the gas station for a larceny call.

St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman says a Berkeley officer approached 2 people at the gas station.  One of them pulled a handgun, and pointed it at the officer. The officer fired, killing the teen. The second person ran away.  Police say a gun was recovered on the dead person at the scene.

A crowd of about 300 people also gathered at the scene.  One person tried to set fire to a nearby Quik Trip. Police were quickly able to put out the fire.

The St. Louis County Police Crimes Against Persons unit has been asked to investigate the shooting.