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Tensions high after police involved shooting

Ferguson, M.O. Tensions are running high in a St. Louis suburb Monday after a deadly shooting of an African American teen by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

Some people took to the streets Sunday to loot and vandalize stores and cars.

Monday was a day full of protests and arrests after police ordered crowds to go home. At least a dozen people were arrested.

The FBI and Justice Department are reviewing the police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

A man lost his life, theres a police officer involved in this, and we need to make sure that this investigation is done right, said St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar.

Its still unclear what led to Saturdays shooting.

Witnesses said Brown was walking with a friend to his grandmothers house. Browns friend said that a police officer told them to get off the street.

The officer then reached out and he grabbed his arm to pull him into the car. So now its like the officers pulling him inside the car, hes trying to pull away, said Dorian Johnson, a friend of Browns.

Police said one of the men fought with the officer, pushing him back into his car and tried to grab his gun.

Several shots were fired and Brown was hit more than once.

The officer involved in the shooting has not been identified and remains on administrative leave.


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