Protests in St. Louis After Police Officer Kills Black Teenager

October 9, 2014 9:20 PM

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An off-duty police officer shot and killed a black teenager in St. Louis on Wednesday night, setting off a demonstration just days ahead of long-scheduled protests in Missouri about the use of lethal force by the authorities.

The St. Louis police chief, D Samuel Dotson III, said at a news conference that the teenager had fired at least three shots toward the officer, a six-year veteran who was working in the city's Shaw neighborhood for a private security firm. Dotson said that the officer had fired 17 rounds but that he...

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