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Sunday, 10 August 2014

Outrage in Missouri as 18yr old unarmed boy is shot dead by police

18 year old Michael Brown (pictured above) was shot dead yesterday Saturday August 9th by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Michael, who had just graduated high school and hoped to begin college in the fall, was on his way to his grandmother’s house in the city of Ferguson when he was gunned down at about 2:15 p.m in the middle of the street.

It's still unclear why the police man opened fire but eye-witnesses said Michael was unarmed and his hands up in the air when he was shot after an argument between Michael and the police man.
"The police shot again and once my friend felt that shot, he turned around and put his hands in the air,” said witness Dorian Johnson. “He started to get down and the officer still approached with his weapon drawn and fired several more shots.” Continue...

His grandmother said she was driving through her neighborhood Saturday afternoon when she saw her grandson walking a few blocks from her house. After she arrived home minutes later, she heard a commotion and ran outside to see his body on the pavement nearby.

Michael's killing triggered outrage among residents who gathered at the scene cursing and shouting “kill the police.”. 

St Louis Police spokesman said they are trying to figure out what led to the shooting, promising a "lengthy investigation." See pics from the protest below...

Michael mom
Michael's grandmother


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