Police shoot dead black teen in Missouri

Police said Wednesday they shot dead an African American teenager in a town near Ferguson, Missouri, where the police shooting of an unarmed black teen led to weeks of protests across the United States.

Media reports cited a St. Louis County police statement saying that the shooting took place at a gas station at 11:15 pm Tuesday in the town of Berkeley.

Police said an officer opened fire on the teen who was carrying a handgun, hitting him several times 

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