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Tensions High In Ferguson, Mo. After Unarmed 18-Year Old Michael Brown Shot Repeatedly & Killed By Cop #pics #video

An 18-year old teen who was set to begin college classes Monday at Vatterott College is dead this morning after being shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

Michael Brown and a friend, Dorian Johnson, were walking on a road Saturday afternoon, August 10, near the Canfield Green Apartments. on the way to Brown's grandmother's house when they were confronted by an officer.

They were ordered to get on the sidewalk. Words were exchanged before the cop got out of his cruiser and fired a shot. Both teens ran, according to witnesses. Johnson hid behind a car while Brown ran down the street.

A second shot was fired that hit Brown, prompting him to stop running. He reportedly turned around with his hands raised to show he was unarmed. The officer then fired 2 more shots, killing the teenager.

"He (the officer) shot again and once my friend felt that shot, he turned around and put his hands in the air," said Dorian Johnson. "He started to get down and the officer still approached with his weapon drawn and fired several more shots."

St. Louis County NAACP President Esther Haywood told News 4 that the teen was shot 9 more times. That account hasn't been confirmed.

Haywood also released a statement saying: “We are hurt to hear that yet another teenaged boy has been slaughtered by law enforcement especially in light of the recent death of Eric Garner in New York who was killed for selling cigarettes. We plan to do everything within our power to ensure that the Ferguson Police Department as well as the St. Louis County Police Department releases all details pertinent to the shooting. We strongly encourage residents to stay away from the crime scene so that no additional citizens are injured. I have spoken directly with St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, and I am confident that both he and his department will ensure that the investigation is conducted properly and that all details are kept transparent.”

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said Brown struggled for control of the officer's gun prior to the shooting, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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