Another black teenager has been killed by a white police officer, this time in St. Louis outside a gas station in Berkeley, Mo., about 2 miles west of Ferguson yesterday Dec. 23rd
The young kid is Antonio Martin, an 18 year old and crowd of about 60 gathered on the scene of the murder, a parking lot in front of the Mobil.
Police allege that Martin drew a handgun on the officer as he approached during a routine patrol. Witnesses saw a weapon at the scene next to the body.The officer fired several shots, fatally wounding him, according to the St. Louis County Police Department.
Fearing for his life, the Berkeley Officer fired several shots, striking the subject, fatally wounding him,” police said. “The second subject fled the scene.”
Toni Martin, the victim’s mother, said her son was with his girlfriend at the time of the shooting, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.