Protests continue on Walton following officer involved shooting

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - Wednesday night in the aftermath of the shooting of 18-year-old Mansur Ball-Bey by St. Louis police officers, protesters are gathered in the area of Walton and Page on the city’s north side. Police had earlier in the day went to the neighborhood to execute a search warrant, when Ball-Bey and another suspect ran from the back of a home. Ball-Bey pointed a gun at officers who fired at the suspects in fear for their lives.

Ball-Bey ran for a short distance, before collapsing and dying at the scene. The other suspect got away.

Police say they recovered a stolen hand gun from the scene near Ball-Bey body.

As news of the shooting spread, crowds gathered near the site of the shooting.

The St. Louis police department has brought in additional officers to the area, and there are reports on social media that tear gas has been used to disperse protesters.

Tonight's police action resulted in 9 arrest, with 7 male and 2 females being charged with impeding traffic. One female was charged with resisting arrest.

 

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