Protests erupt in St. Louis after white cop kills black teen

October 9, 2014 1:20 PM

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Angry protests erupted Wednesday night in the the Shaw neighborhood of St. Louis after an off-duty police officer shot and killed an African-American teenager who, police said, had fired three shots at him.

Some in the crowd shouted "Hands up, don't shoot," referring to the fatal shooting in August of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, by a white police officer in the suburb of Ferguson, about 16 miles away.

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