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A local police chief police says Saturday's fatal shooting of a black teenager in suburban St. Louis, Missouri came after ...
an altercation with police. The shooting has prompted protests, and the officer has been placed on administrative leave. (Aug. 10)
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SHOTLIST:ABC Pool - AP Clients OnlyFerguson, Missouri - Aug. 10, 20141. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jon Belmar, St. Louis County, Missouri"yesterday about noon in the 2900 block of Canfield, a Ferguson police officer had an encounter with two individuals on the street. In fact, one of those individuals at the time, came in as the officer was exiting his police car, allegedly pushed the police officer back into the police car, where he physically assaulted the officer. It is our understanding at this point in the investigation that in the police car, there was a struggle over the officer's weapon. There was at least one shot fired within the officer's car. After that, the officer came back out of the car, he exited the vehicle, and there was a shooting that occurred...where the officer shot the subject, and they were fatal injuries. The entire scene...from the car door to the shooting is about 35 feet. There were shell casings that were recovered....the shell casings were matched to one weapon...that's the officer's weapon...There were more than a few shell casings recovered. I can't tell you how many times the subject was struck....by gunfire...it's more than a couple, but I don't think it was many more than that." STORYLINE:St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar says the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown came after an altercation with police.Belmar said at a news conference Sunday morning that a Ferguson Police officer had an encounter with two people. He says one person allegedly pushed the officer back into patrol car and assaulted the officer. He says there was a struggle over the officers' weapon and one shot was fired in the car. The officer then got out of his vehicle and shot at "a subject."He says the man suffered more than a couple gunshots, but "not many more than that."An angry crowd of a couple hundred people marched into the suburban St. Louis County police department Sunday morning, demanding answers.Belmar said the officer has been with the Ferguson Police Department for six years and that he wasn't aware of other issues involving the man. The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave.A member of the St. Louis County NAACP, said Saturday the FBI should get involved "to protect the integrity of the investigation.