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Black teenager shot in the back in St Louis

Issue No. 2468

Protests broke out in St Louis, in the US state of Missouri, after police shot dead black teenager Mansur Ball-Bey on Wednesday of last week.

Police initially reported that they shot the 18 year old because he aimed a weapon. But an autopsy showed he was shot in the back. His family deny he was armed.

The family has initiated a separate investigation from the police’s into the killing. 

This shooting comes just weeks after the first anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown also in greater St Louis.

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Tue 25 Aug 2015, 17:09 BST
Issue No. 2468
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