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USA: St. Louis house ablaze after police fatally shoot 18-yr-old black male00:10

USA: St. Louis house ablaze after police fatally shoot 18-yr-old black male

United States, Fergsuon
August 20, 2015 at 04:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

A house, believed to be empty, was on fire in St. Louis, Wednesday. The events come at the end of a day of unrest following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old black male Mansur Ball-Bey. Officers claim that the deceased man was pointing a gun in the direction of them.

There were also unconfirmed reports of a car and a house being set alight in the Fountain Park neighbourhood of St. Louis where at least three arrests were made. In Ferguson itself police deployed tear gas in a bid to contain the demonstration.

According to a police statement made by St. Louis Police Chief Police Chief Sam Dotson, Ball-Bey pointed a gun at officers after they approached his house with a search warrant. The 18-year-old was then shot. Another suspect fled the scene. After searching the suspects' property police officers seized an unknown amount of crack cocaine and four guns, including the one carried by the deceased suspect.

USA: St. Louis house ablaze after police fatally shoot 18-yr-old black male00:10
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A house, believed to be empty, was on fire in St. Louis, Wednesday. The events come at the end of a day of unrest following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old black male Mansur Ball-Bey. Officers claim that the deceased man was pointing a gun in the direction of them.

There were also unconfirmed reports of a car and a house being set alight in the Fountain Park neighbourhood of St. Louis where at least three arrests were made. In Ferguson itself police deployed tear gas in a bid to contain the demonstration.

According to a police statement made by St. Louis Police Chief Police Chief Sam Dotson, Ball-Bey pointed a gun at officers after they approached his house with a search warrant. The 18-year-old was then shot. Another suspect fled the scene. After searching the suspects' property police officers seized an unknown amount of crack cocaine and four guns, including the one carried by the deceased suspect.