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Monday, August 11, 2014

FBI To Investigate Fatal Shooting Of Teen In St. Louis Suburb

Protestors confront police during an impromptu rally, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 to protest the shooting of Michael Brown, 18, by police in Ferguson, Mo. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Brown died following a confrontation with police, according to St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, who spoke at a news conference Sunday. (Sid Hastings/AP)

Protestors confront police during an impromptu rally, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 to protest the shooting of Michael Brown, 18, by police in Ferguson, Mo. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Brown died following a confrontation with police, according to St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, who spoke at a news conference Sunday. (Sid Hastings/AP)

The FBI has said it will investigate the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an African American 18-year-old. Authorities say a police officer shot the unarmed Brown after the teen allegedly attacked him.

The incident sparked protests, violence and looting. Today, more than 100 protesters gathered outside the Ferguson, Mo. police station in suburban St. Louis to demand answers.

Teachers called Brown a “gentle giant” who was to begin college in a few days. Brown’s mother condemned the lootings and the family called for peace and justice.

Meanwhile, Benjamin Crump, the lawyer who represented Trayvon Martin’s family, will represent the Brown family. The shooting has attracted national attention.

Emanuele Berry of St. Louis Public Radio joins Here & Now’s Robin Young from Ferguson with the latest.

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  • Rick

    The officer should be presumed innocent until proven guilty. If you fight with a police officer and try to steal his gun, you’re likely to get shot. Actions have consequences.

    Nice how the protesters broke into stores and looted them last night. Way to act like civilized humans. And you know when Al Sharpton shows up that things always get more chaotic and dangerous.

  • Brendan MacDonald

    All police officers should be required to wear Go-pro cameras that stream directly to the cloud. This video should be available to the public. If police aren’t doing anything wrong, then they have nothing to worry about. The Rialto, CA police are now doing this.

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