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Antonio Martin, Black Teenager Fatally Shot By Police in St. Louis MO (Video)

Police try to control a crowd Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, on the lot of a gas station following a shooting Tuesday in Berkeley, Mo. St. Louis County police said a man who pulled a gun and pointed it at an officer was killed. Photo Credit: AP / St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson

A suburban St. Louis police officer shot and killed a man who allegedly pointed a gun at him at a gas station late Tuesday, police said.

According to a statement from St. Louis County police spokesman Sgt Brian Schellman, was conducting a routine business check at a gas station when he approached two men. One man pulled a gun and the officer fired several shots, striking and fatally wounding the man.

The mother of the victim stated her son left the house several minutes before he was shot and killed. Antonio Martin was 18 years old and attended Jennings High School. Berkeley is two miles from Ferguson, Missouri where the fat police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown was murered.

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