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Police: Black teen shot in Missouri was unarmed

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Posted: Aug 10, 2014 2:40 PM by JIM SALTER
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Missouri, Teen, Shot, Michael Brown, St. Louis

FERGUSON, Mo. - St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar says 18-year-old Michael Brown was unarmed when he was shot and killed by police.

Officials say it happened 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."

About 200 people rallied Sunday morning outside of the Ferguson Police Department to protest Brown's death. They chanted "we want answers" and "no justice, no peace."

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