Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old who was about to begin college, was shot multiple times and killed Saturday afternoon in a confrontation with a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., a St. Louis suburb.According to St. Louis County’s police chief: Brown was walking with a friend in the middle of the street when a Ferguson police officer tried to exit his vehicle. Brown pushed the officer back into the police car, then entered the car, and a struggle ensued over the officer’s weapon. A shot was fired inside the car. The officer and Brown then exited the vehicle, and the fatal shooting occurred.
Tonight residents took to the streets and for a second night. Unfortunately they were met with tear gas and rubber bullets.
Group of roughly one dozen men approached police with hands raised. Lots more tear gas. #Ferguson
— Julie Bosman (@juliebosman) August 12, 2014
To our family in #Ferguson tonight, be safe. Our thoughts are with you.
— EBONY (@EBONYMag) August 12, 2014
One young man compiled the chaos happening this evening:
Pray for them.
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