Teenager shot, killed in Ferguson apartment complex

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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

  • Lovely22

    & There It Goes ! This Women Clearly Has Issues. Why Entertain That ?? Seriously He Didn’t Deserve What Happened To Him. People Are So Cruel & Full Of Hate Nowadays, Its Sickening !

    • rose

      LOVELY22, The people that are cruel and full of hate are running around shooting and killing innocent people.

      • rose

        LOVELY22, I did read the news story. I don’t go by personal tweets. If this is true, and the Revs Jessie and Al don’t bother to show up, you should never donate another dime to their cause, what ever it may be.

      • Lovely22

        Your Ignorance Will Not Be Tolerated ! Have Mercy On Your Soul. Understand Something Every African American Doesn’t Come From The Hood Or Act Like a Hoodlum. He Might Not Have Been Perfect, But He Didn’t Deserve This ! & Al Sharpton Nor Jackson Can Help Lead This. It Starts With Our Town, Neighborhood’s & Most Importantly At Home. Don’t Be So Quick To Judge. You Also Have a Judgement Day.

      • Steve Rogers

        Can anyone stop mentioning Al Shapton. AL Sharpton does not speak for the black community he’s not a leader, if in fact he was an fbi informant and a main cause fo the profiling that blacks receive today.

    • Coco

      Yes he did have what was coming to him…… If he is such a innocent little boy that everyone is playing him out to be why at 18 he had a four page rap sheet , stole from the qt and assaulted an officer – seems like a real innocent person to me- not

      • Son of Lucy

        Let’s see that rap sheet, and please make sure you check the date of Mike Brown’s (the victim) date of birth with the one on the rap sheet people was posting (until finding out its the wrong person). You see the name Mike Brown is common and before labeling every black youth as a criminal, READ! The Mike Brown that was killed was supposed to start school at Vatterott College is fall and was planning for his future!

  • Jerry S.

    He was a 17 yr old kid not man and he was unarmed. Shot once in the head and 8x in the body. The police will have to answer for this.

  • steve

    Where are you guys getting this 17 year old, unarmed, shot 8 times info? I’m not saying anyone is lying. I’d just like to see some details.

      • steve

        I’ll probably wait for the facts before I rush to judgment.
        This is a typical “my son would never do that, he makes straight A’s” situation.
        I’m sure Sharpton and Jackson will be here by Monday.

        I’ll wait more facts come out. If the cop did in fact shoot an unarmed kid then he needs to face the consequences.

  • Elijah Ali

    It’s crazy if you are a black male & 17 you are considered a man but if it was a white 17 year old it would’ve been 17 year old boy , young boy didn’t even get to finish high school , but guess what ferguson is a racist municipality & stl county & internal affairs will investigate no doubt FERGUSON is going to get sued .

      • Proud And Black

        Are you serious? No they don’t but that has nothing to do with why he is being called a man. Its done to desensitize the public. Kill yourself for that.

      • Regina

        White people don’t hold the racial implications and mis-justice that black people do. Take time to learn about racism and police abuse.

      • Gambino

        Wouldnt be a white person getting gunned down! The only time a white male is gunned down is if he’s shooting up a school…did they know gun Down the guy should killed 8 ppl at the Denver movies? No but they gun down a kid for taking a candy bar?? Shut the hell up!

    • Gab

      What Steve is true. Why judge off of a personal tweet and don’t even have all the facts. Different news sources say different things. So we should be waiting for facts and not just judge.

  • Towtruck

    So what you guys are say who seen this happen is the cop pulls and and starts bustin shots huh? And he picked the 17 year old (CHILD) for no reason ?

  • Keith Antone

    A lost of life is still the underlining theme hear. Will we ever get the real truth ? Par of it is dead!!!

  • aaronj3240

    People need to quit playing the race card. Race is not an issue until the politicians,cops,and “civil rights activists” bring it up to divide the masses. United WE stand DEVIDED we fall. Right now we all are falling at a fast rate. We The People need to fix things Not The politicians.

    • Towtruck

      You got that right AARONj3240 if everyone would stand together and not let what color someones skin is affect them then would would be on top of the game no doubts about it . THERE’S NO RACE its educated or uneducated … if your uneducated people take the easy route and play your race card and hope for the best …

      • Marge

        If you say theres no raxe problem, you’ve clearly never been black…
        Lets be real herr. Its ALWAYS been about the color of ones skin. As soon as people can just accept that and lot let it hold them down, then we can stand united. Maybe. After all. This country was built on lies and genocide.

    • dave

      Couldn’t have said it any better. I grew up in Ferguson and knew alot of people. It can be a good community.

  • John smith

    Well until the facts come out we cant say whats what. So everyone needs to wait and see where it goes.

  • Brandi Wilson

    @TowTruck..He followed him fro. Quick Trip and called him to the car for whatever reason….When the child tried to walk a way he shot him from the window..He was unarmed. He went down screaming no with both hands in the air…. Black or white that was somebody’s baby.

    • Coco

      Get the facts right….. He stole from qt and when the cop stop to talk with him he got into an altercation with the cop and grabbed for his gun!!! Then the way he lifted his hands it looked like he was reaching for a weapon

    • Coco

      Get the facts right….. He stole from qt and when the cop stop to talk with him he got into an altercation with the cop and grabbed for his gun!!! Then the way he lifted his hands it looked like he was reaching for a weapon

  • Lilmoe96

    This . Is Sad How Young black brothers are gunned down for material things something w/ monetary
    value that can be replaced a person life can’t be replaced

    R.I.P Mike👼👼

  • Lea

    This is so sad. WHY does Fox 2 have to title him as a My little brother is 17. Not a MAN. May God help his family through the pain of losing a child and may Justice be served!

    • Coco

      Get the facts right….. He stole from qt and when the cop stop to talk with him he got into an altercation with the cop and grabbed for his gun!!! Then the way he lifted his hands it looked like he was reaching for a weapon

  • truth

    People…. this is not the time for your opinions. This child lost his life. His parents have to deal with a pain that can not be described. Black or white is not the issue. Police have a oath to hold and when they do not stand on that, this is what happens. True enough racism still exists. Look at the comments left. ignorance has no color. Try praying for others and close your mouth long enough to start with that person in the mirror. Then change will come.

  • Stacie

    I taught this young man in elementary school. He was a good kid and did not deserve this. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

  • Stacie

    I taught this young man in elementary school. He was a good kid and didn’t deserve this. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

  • Amber

    The only way to even come close to putting a stop to this is to put it out there like it REALLY is…The police are not any better nor do they have anymore rights than we do…I have been saying it for years St,Louis police are DIRTY and they need to be exposed for who and what they really are! I urge everyone if you are still near by I say keep sending out videos of what’s happening…make it famous! Bring attention to it…MAKE THEM LISTEN this is a problem and it’s not ACCEPTED by any of us! Even if this young man was stealing, it is NOT cause for deadly force! It is not threatening the life of someone else, and there is NO reason for why this young man should be laying in the street where we call home and shot dead in cold blood. There is NO excuse for this! Don’t let the media and police put a spin on it and make it seem like it’s his fault…right now your in a position to keep things REAL and keep them from being ABLE to make this young man into just another one of their sweep it under the rug statistics! I’m truly heartbroken for his family…I pray for peace for his parents and for all of us who have to live in this war zone…

  • Stebo

    When will enough be too much!!!!!! Everybody angry an has the kill first mentality in this country while the true enemy is laughing at us doing what they plot to do.

  • Ca$3y El3vat3r (@CaseyGramz)

    Just what I expected on fox 2. A bunch of white suburbanites, ignorant to the facts of what go on in our impoverished african american neighborhoods in the county/city. I hope you die your fat “diabeetus” deaths, in your pill corrupted homes, swarmed by your racist one sided ignorance. I grew up in Ferguson. I know friends that have been racially profiled by police. Unfortunately you don’t have any friends, so it’s hard for any of you to know what that’s like.

  • Rosemary Dalton

    Its not just black teens that is being harassed or being treated bad by the police its everyone. Black people get the news story while whites get no notice. We get harassed by the police all time they tried to force us to move force their way onto our property make threats stun gun us for having an opinion. The police have become our biggest bully and we can not trust our children will be safe with them. They beat women for trying to set a phone down they pick on the elderly they have violated our human rights, property rights and constitutional rights without a care and no one and I mean no one will listen. They are shooting and killing everyone they can get away with. Like I said the police is not our friend or a public servant they are becoming a nuiance and more murder is happening cause the police are the bullies. There is no race thing on this its happening all over with everyone not just one race only the blacks are brave enough to say something where everyone else just brushes it under the rug and keeps it quiet. Stand up and say something you all have rights American rights that not even the police can violate. If the boy was unarmed then their will be no justification on the shooting and you the people can prosecute them to the fullest part of the law. The police have no immunity on this. The police are to up hold the law not create law they are not above the law.

  • C.C

    Save the race card but that card is the reason why you never hear about a white person being killed by a black person and getting charges dropped like its nothing. In america the African American race is still living life as freed slaves. While we are not picking cotton we are still a slave to credit and education and the gov’t!!! Its not availiable to us for fear that the african american race may excel. If it wasnt for affirmative action you wouldnt see April or Elliott or Benita on your television screen. Getting back to the main subject unless you were actually there you have no idea why the little child was killed all you can do is speculate. RIP

    ps ignorance is a bliss you try to turn a blind eye but you will always see the color as black or white

    • rose

      CIT, Your right, he will go to jail, . What amazes me is that there can be 15 to 20 in a fight on the street, somebody shoots five people, and not one witness. It seems like witnesses are coming out of the woodwork today. Hmmmm.

    • Steve Rogers

      It will be the typical two week paid leave. Investigation reveals thhat cop was right blasting holes in a unarmed teenager. He goes back to his job and another black boy is dead.

  • FTP

    It is very unfortunate that race is the main focus here. The police don’t care about anyone but themselves and fellow officers. They deserve zero respect at all times. How much money was wasted sending so many cops from other cities to this scene so they could play army man and protect their own? The officer who executed this young man should be guillotined in public when he is found guilty. Because we allow the police to investigate themselves, the officer will most likely get a 2 week paid vacation and go right back to breaking the law.

    • 2nd American Revolutionary

      This cop is wrong and God will punish him for it..All cops aren’t bad, but they make the ones who actually want to help people, look bad. Just like how some young black people, make the whole race look bad. This cop needs to go to jail ASAP.

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