Teenager Killed By St. Louis Police Officer Near Ferguson

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A black teenager has been shot and killed by a police officer in Berkeley, Missouri, local and media reports said Wednesday. The incident happened after a man pulled a gun and pointed it at a police officer at a gas station during a routine check late Tuesday, St. Louis County Police said in a statement online. "Fearing for his life, the Berkeley Officer fired several shots, striking the subject, fatally wounding him. [A] second subject fled the scene." Berkeley is a St. Louis suburb close to Ferguson, where a police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, sparking protests across the U.S. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that a crowd gathered at the gas station just after the incident Tuesday, with protesters growing rowdy. The local newspaper also said the dead man had been identified at the scene by his mother, but St. Louis police said they were not able to confirm the identification.

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