Ferguson police shoot, kill teen

FERGUSON, Mo. - A St. Louis County teen is dead and the community is outraged after a Ferguson police officer opened fire Saturday afternoon.

The shooting happened around 12 p.m. at the Canfield Green apartment complex. Police have not released a reason for the shooting.

Family confirmed the victim was 18-year-old Michael Brown. Officers from 15 other departments responded to the scene after a second round of gunfire rang out.

There was an uproar from bystanders around 2 p.m., and five gunshots were heard minutes later. Police have not said who fired the shots or why.

The St. Louis County NAACP has launched an investigation and asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to intervene.

St. Louis County police are now handling the investigation.

Ferguson police will hold a news conference about the shooting at 10 a.m. Sunday.


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