A black teenager has been shot dead by a police officer at a gas station only a few miles from where Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri.
The victim, who has been named by his mother as Antonio Martin, 18, was killed at a Mobil gas station on North Hanley Road at about 1am.
Toni Martin, who was being comforted by friends at the scene said ‘that’s my baby,’ pointing towards the body lying under a yellow plastic sheet.
Police claimed that they only opened fire after Mr Martin drew a gun on officers who fired several shots in response. They said a firearm found at the scene belonged to the deceased.
A large group of approximately 100 protesters gathered at the scene of the shooting where police are believed to have used pepper spray on the crowd.
Mr Martin’s body was kept on the parking lot overnight as the investigation into the shooting began.
He was covered by a yellow body bag beside a police cruiser.
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