*Angry, enraged, and downright fed up, a large crowd assembled recently, carrying signs, and shouting “kill the police” at a swarm of officers after one fatally shot 17-year-old Mike Brown in a St. Louis-area neighborhood.
St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman says shots were heard at the scene Saturday afternoon in Ferguson, a few miles north of downtown St. Louis. Schellman said “a couple hundred people” came out of nearby apartment buildings after a Ferguson officer shot the male. He didn’t identify the person or say what prompted the shooting.
Schellman says there were no reports of additional injuries at the scene, and the crowd was under control by 5 p.m. About 60 other officers initially responded to the area.
The victim, 17-year-old Michael “Mike Mike” Brown, was later identified via social media. According to Ferguson resident La’Toya Cash, he was shot 10 times by Ferguson Police.
Brown was a recent graduate of Normandy High School and he was scheduled to begin classes at Vatterott College on Monday.
Dorian Johnson, who was walking with Brown when an officer confronted them and drew his weapon, said:
“He (the officer) shot again and once my friend felt that shot, he turned around and put his hands in the air. He started to get down and the officer still approached with his weapon drawn and fired several more shots,” Johnson stated.
“He was a good kid. He didn’t live around here,” said Desuirea Harris, Mike’s grandmother. “He came to visit me and they did that to him for no reason.”
Brown’s mother, Lesley Mcspadden, reacts in the video below.