Nixon: Berkeley case reminder of danger officers face
BERKELEY (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says the fatal shooting of a suspect in the St. Louis suburb of Berkeley is another reminder of the dangers police officers face.
A Berkeley officer shot and killed an 18-year-old suspect late Tuesday. Police released surveillance video that they say shows the suspect pointing a gun at the officer.
But hundreds protested the shooting, comparing it to the Michael Brown case in nearby Ferguson as another situation where a white officer killed a black suspect. The protest was violent, with bricks and explosives thrown toward officers. A nearby convenience store was damaged. Four people were arrested and two officers were treated for injuries.
Nixon, in a brief statement, says it is a reminder that officers have a difficult and often dangerous job.