Black Teenager Fatally Shot Near St. Louis was to Attend Vatterott College

Career College Central Summary:

  • Mike Brown, 18, was fatally shot on Saturday by a police officer in Ferguson, a predominantly black suburb of St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Brown was unarmed, police said. According to St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, Brown was walking when an officer in a police car approached him.
  • When the officer tried to exit his vehicle, police said, Brown pushed the officer back into the car.
  • Brown then tried to get into the car, and an altercation ensued. At least one shot was fired from inside the car, police said. Brown exited the car, whereupon he was shot at least once more.
  • Belmar said it was not known exactly how many times Brown was shot. “It was more than just a couple of times, but not much more,” he said, according to St. Louis CBS affiliate KMOV.
  • Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, was told that her son was shot eight times, St. Louis CNN affiliate KSDK reported.
  • Brown had recently graduated high school and was scheduled to begin classes at Vatterott College, a for-profit career training school, on Monday, the Post-Dispatch said.

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