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ST. LOUIS COUNTY — Protesters took to a streets of Berkeley, Mo. for a second night on Wednesday after a white military officer killed a black teen who military conspicuous forked a gun during him.
Dozens of protesters marched on Interstate 170, shutting it down for a brief time before marching to a Mobil gas hire where 18-year-old Antonio Martin was shot and killed Tuesday night.
The sharpened happened about 5 miles northwest of Ferguson, where a white military officer fatally shot unarmed Michael Brown in August, sparking months of polite unrest.
NewsChannel 5 crews saw some people perplexing to get into a store front circuitously a gas hire during a protests. Other protesters attempted to stop a group. The crews conspicuous they listened gunshots during a confrontation.
Berkeley Police Chief Frank McCall told KMOV-TV that 6 to 8 people were arrested.
As a conditions escalated, protesters surrounded NewsChannel 5 crews and told them to leave a scene. The crews left when they felt threatened.
About 75 people after staged a pacific criticism early Christmas morning outward of a circuitously church, according to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Police in demonstration rigging were present.
Surveillance video shows a moments before a military officer in Berkeley, Missouri, shot and killed an armed teenager.
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar says Martin was armed with a installed handgun, that he forked during a officer before he was shot. The occurrence was prisoner by notice cameras.
A night before, a throng of about 300 people collected during a gas station, throwing rocks and bricks in a stage suggestive of a sometimes-violent protests that followed Michael Brown’s death.
Unlike in a genocide of Brown, who was unarmed and whose sharpened was not prisoner on video, Berkeley Mayor Theodore Hoskins conspicuous Wednesday that notice footage seemed to uncover Martin pulling a gun on a unclear 34-year-old officer who questioned him and another male about a burglary during a preference store.
Hoskins urged calm, saying, “You couldn’t even review this with Ferguson or a Garner box in New York,” referring to a chokehold genocide of Eric Garner, another black male killed by a white military officer.
Hoskins, who is black, also remarkable that distinct in Ferguson — where a mostly white military force serves a mostly black village — some-more than half of a officers in his city of 9,000 are black, including tip authority staff.
State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat who has been vicious of how military rubbed a Brown case, also conspicuous a Martin sharpened was distant opposite than Brown’s, observant that Martin forked a arms during a officer.
“That officer not usually has an requirement to strengthen a community, though he also has a shortcoming to strengthen himself,” conspicuous a senator, who is black. “Because of a video, it is some-more than apparent that his life was in jeopardy.”
But Taurean Russell, co-founder of Hands Up United, asked if military had any reason to doubt Martin in a initial place. Mistrust of military stays high among blacks, many of whom are sap of harassment, conspicuous Russell, who is black.
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar did not yield some-more sum Wednesday about a burglary Martin was being asked about. He conspicuous Martin pulled a installed 9mm handgun and a officer dismissed 3 shots while stumbling backward. One strike Martin, who didn’t glow his possess gun. He died during a scene.
“I don’t know given a male didn’t get a shot off, either his gun tangled or he couldn’t get a reserve off,” conspicuous profession Brian Millikan, who is representing a officer. He conspicuous that a officer was propitious to be alive and certain he had no choice though to use deadly force.
St. Louis County military and a city of Berkeley are questioning a sharpened of Martin, that Belmar called a tragedy for both Martin’s family and a officer, who has been on a force for 6 years.
“He will lift a weight of this for a rest of his life, positively for a rest of his career,” Belmar conspicuous of a officer. “There are no winners here.”
The officer wasn’t wearing his physique camera, and his cruiser’s dashboard camera was not activated given a car’s puncture lights were not on, Belmar said.
Police were acid Wednesday for another male who was with Martin, who ran divided when Martin was shot.
Belmar conspicuous Martin had a rapist record that enclosed 3 attack charges, and charges of armed robbery, armed rapist movement and wrong use of a weapon.
Martin’s was a third deadly sharpened of a immature black male by a white military officer in a St. Louis area given Brown was killed by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. Kajieme Powell, 25, was killed on Aug. 19 after coming St. Louis officers with a knife. Vonderrit Myers, 18, was fatally shot on Oct. 8 after allegedly sharpened during a St. Louis officer.
Each murdering has led to protests, as did a grand jury’s preference final month not to assign Wilson in Brown’s death.
In another occurrence on Wednesday, a chairman was killed and 3 others harmed in a sharpened in downtown St. Louis.
St. Louis military mouthpiece Schron Jackson conspicuous officers were called to a sharpened around 5:30 p.m. and found 4 people had been shot. She conspicuous one chairman was conspicuous passed during a scene.
St. Louis Fire Capt. Garon Mosby conspicuous a 3 harmed people were taken to a sanatorium and were in a vicious condition Wednesday night.
Contributing: Associated Press