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Black teenager shot in the back in St Louis

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Issue 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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