FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — After an unarmed black teenager was shot by a police officer, a St. Louis suburb endured two nights of violence sparked by racial tensions. Here’s a look at the key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed:
THE SHOOTING: Authorities have been vague about what led the officer to open fire, saying only that Saturday’s shooting was preceded by some kind of scuffle between the officer and a man. At some point during that altercation, the officer’s weapon discharged inside a patrol car. Two witnesses who said they saw the shooting reported that 18-year-old Michael Brown was on the street with his hands raised when the officer fired at him repeatedly.
Ferguson police confirmed that Brown was shot multiple times. They say there’s no video footage of the shooting from any nearby buildings or any police dashboard cameras.
The officer who fired on Brown…
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