Protest breaks out after fatal police shooting near Ferguson; teen pulled gun on a cop, police say

An officer with the Berkeley, Mo., Police Department shot and killed an armed, black teenager in apparent self-defense Tuesday night, according to St. Louis County police spokesman Brian Schellman.

Making matters more tense, Berkeley is close to Ferguson where black teen Michael Brown was shot during an altercation with former Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson.

The teen involved in Tuesday’s shooting was identified by his mother, Toni Martin, as Antonio Martin, 18.

According to the officer’s report, the incident occurred during a routine check at a Mobil gas station.

When the officer approached the vehicle, Martin pulled out a gun and pointed it at the officer. That’s when the policeman fired at the teen several times, killing him.

A second man who was with the teen ran from the scene.

Martin was on his way to see his girlfriend, his mother told KMOV.

She said her son had been expelled from school but was working on getting his life back together and she was encouraging him to join Job Corps, KMOV reported.

His father, Jerome Green, also spoke with KMOV.

“He was supposed to come home,” he said. “We’re getting ready for holiday. Everyone wanted to see him. My grandmother hadn’t seen him for a while.”

Protesters began demonstrating shortly after the shooting Tuesday, with at least one scuffle breaking out.

“At one point, an explosive device, like a large firecracker or firework, was thrown into the middle of the fight and exploded. That kind of scattered a lot of people,” photographer Dave Carson told CNN.

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Carmine Sabia

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Carmine Sabia Jr started his own professional wrestling business at age 18 and went on to become a real estate investor. Currently he is a pundit who covers political news and current events.
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161 thoughts on “Protest breaks out after fatal police shooting near Ferguson; teen pulled gun on a cop, police say

  1. BlacksAreAnimals says:

    these black animals need to know their place. they arent above or beyond the law and no 1 owes then a thing. they act like animals but want to be treated like humans..well its not gonna happen u monkeys earn some respect and maybe it will happen. ugh. did anyone else want the mother 2 get shot as well? day wont tel me nuffing hiz gurfrend telz meh dat duh po-leaze ben mesin wif him wipes drool from her massive bottom lip and continues with her pointing finger up. now if the father was there.(hahah ya right) he prob would have sounded 10x as ghetto i can only imagine how the lil hoodrat talked…

    kinda funny the lil animals always have a huge criminal record with no chances of it getting any smaller but they get killed and now he was trying to turn his life around blah blah blah. well maybe he realized he was black and did the right thing and died.

  2. Pamela K. Cahoon Laub says:

    Point a gun at a police officer and it will be suicide by cop. Anyone that stupid doesn’t deserve to live.

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