Cops Engage in Shootout with Black Teen

On Sunday morning in St. Louis, Missouri, a 14-year-old black teenager opened fire on police officers. The returned gunfire from the cops has put the boy in  critical condition at the hospital. Two policemen had stopped the teen in the Walnut Park East area of the city’s northwest to ask him about any involvement with a local carjacking.

The unnamed teen then took off, and as the cops attempted to pursue, the boy began to fire a gun at them. Obviously, the cops returned fire after they had repeatedly yelled at the teen to “get down, get down, get down,” according to Police Chief Sam Dotson in a statement.

The age and ethnicity of the teen was soon revealed on Twitter, as well as the two cops being white each with an 8-year career in law enforcement. According to The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a number of eyewitnesses near the scene after the shooting said they were skeptical of how it all unfolded.

“People are just tired of the police shootings,” said St. Louis Alderman Chris Carter, a fervent supporter of officers wearing body cams.


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