St. Louis Erupts After Cops Kill Armed Black Man

At least nine were arrested in St. Louis after protesters took to the streets to express their anger over a police shooting of an armed black man. Police were forced to toss tear gas at the 150 or so protesters, who were hurling glass bottles and bricks at the officers, Fox News reported. Officers also reported protesters burned down a building and blocked an intersection. St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said those in the streets were hoping to gain some “notoriety” in an area that’s been “plagued by violence” since last summer, when white officer Darren Wilson shot and killed black teen Michael Brown in self-defense. This latest shooting came as a result of a search warrant police were trying to serve at a home in a crime-ridden section of the city. Officers ran into two suspects, one named Mansur Ball-Bey, 18. The pair fled the home and Ball-Bey reportedly turned and pointed a gun at the police. Officers then shot him and the teen, who’s black, died at the scene, Fox News reported.

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