Black Teen Fatally Shot By Cop 2 Miles From Ferguson, MO
This happened in the city of Berkeley, MO at a gas station late Tuesday night.
St. Louis County Police confirmed in a statement that an officer from the city of Berkeley had “fired several shots,” saying the cop was “fearing for his life” after a male allegedly pulled out a handgun and pointed it at him. A handgun was recovered at the scene, police added.
Police did not confirm the victim’s identity, but a distraught woman at the scene identified herself to reporters as Toni Martin [pictured] and said that her 18-year-old son, Antonio Martin, was the victim.
She said Martin was on his way to meet his girlfriend when the fatal encounter with cops happened and that he was not carrying a gun. “He only just left the house to go see her,” she said.”They was walking somewhere … maybe he started to run and they start shooting.”