St. Louis police use tear gas on demonstrators protesting fatal shooting

CNN, By Ben Brumfield & Dana Ford, August 19

Police used tear gas to disperse demonstrators and made nine arrests Wednesday night in north St. Louis as protests continued over an officer-involved fatal shooting of a young African-American man earlier in the day.

Police said Mansur Ball-Bey, 18, pointed a gun at them before officers opened fire.

Relations have been tense between police and some residents in St. Louis for some time now. And protesters did not appear ready to give police the benefit of a doubt a year after Michael Brown, a black teenager, was shot and killed by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis.

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Washington Post: St. Louis police fatally shoot black man — on anniversary of another deadly officer-involved shooting

On the anniversary of another officer-involved deadly shooting, St. Louis city police shot and killed an armed black man while executing a search warrant on Wednesday, Police Chief Sam Dotson said at a news conference, according to KMOV.

The shooting occurred exactly one year after the shooting death of another black man by police, also on the city’s north side: Kajieme Powell, 25, was shot to death by police officers on Aug. 19, 2014, just 10 days after Michael Brown was shot to death by a police officer in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb.

There was a police killing incident on the anniversary of Michael Brown’s killing, too.

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