Ferguson, MO: Witnesses and police reporting do not agree on police murder of unarmed teenSubmitted by meekandmild on Mon, 08/11/2014 - 20:36
The outraged community of Ferguson, Missouri, demands answers after a police officer's fatal shooting of a teenager on Saturday.
Witnesses told KMOV that unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown had his hands in the air when he was shot several times by a Ferguson police officer. A spokesman with the St. Louis County Police Department, which is currently investigating the shooting, confirmed to the AP that a Ferguson police officer shot Brown, but did not give the reason for, or any other details surrounding, the shooting. The officer has been placed on administrative leave.
Dorian Johnson, a friend of Brown's, told KMOV that he was with him at the time of the incident:
"He (the officer) shot again and once my friend felt that shot, he turned around and put his hands in the air. ... He started to get down and the officer still approached with his weapon drawn and fired several more shots."