Tensions Rise After St. Louis Police Shooting of Unarmed Teen

Published 08/11 2014 01:01PM

Updated 08/11 2014 01:08PM

An escalating situation just outside of St. Louis, as protesters fill the streets, in response to the death of unarmed teen over the weekend.
Local businesses were looted on *live* television, and police say several people were arrested.
All this, as officials work to figure out just what happened when the teen was shot and killed.
Violent protests erupted one day after an unarmed teenager was shot and killed by a police officer.
All caught on camera, people targeted an auto-parts store, rushing out with car rims and other items.
Crowds tore through a Quicktrip gas station, breaking glass, ripping apart the aisles.
Others caught on video grabbing what they could carry, and taking off.
Officials reported at least 1,000 people looting. and say at least 20 police cruisers were damaged.
Police officers in riot gear with K-9s responded, trying to disburse the crowds.
Several gunshots were heard, although no one was immediately reported injured.
The Chief of Police says he is calling in the State Highway Patrol to help with the unrest.
The violence comes the day after police shot and killed 18 year-old Michael Brown.
Authorities say Brown assaulted an officer before he was shot outside an apartment complex .
Witnesses say the teen appeared to be surrendering and the officer shot him multiple times.
It's still unclear what led to the shooting.
Chief Jon Belmarof the St. Louis County Police Dept. said, "we're going to take a look at this, we're going to do it thoroughly.
The St. Louis County Police are now handling the investigation.
The attorney who represented the family of Trayvon Martin, Benjamin Crump, will represent the family of Michael Brown.
Crump is expected to hold a press conference Monday.

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