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Video: At Least Nine Protesters Arrested After St. Louis Police Shooting

August 20, 2015  | 

VIDEO: At Least Nine Protesters Arrested After St. Louis Police Shooting

At least nine people were arrested Wednesday and St. Louis police used tear gas to clear a street of protesters after an armed man fleeing from officers was shot and killed when he pointed a gun at them, reports Fox News.

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said at a press conference late Wednesday night that a group of protesters who had blocked an intersection threw glass bottles and bricks at officers and refused orders to clear the roadway. Inert gas was used and when that didn't have any effect on the crowd, police turned to tear gas to clear the intersection, Dotson said. Those arrested face charges of impeding the flow of traffic and resisting arrest, he said.

In addition to the arrests, officers responded to reports of burglaries in the area and the fire department was called after a car was set ablaze, according to Dotson.

The chief blamed the crimes on people seeking "notoriety" in a neighborhood "plagued by violence." Dotson added that police would release video showing that officers gave multiple orders to clear the street and repeatedly warned that the tear gas would be used.

Dotson said two police officers serving a search warrant Wednesday afternoon at a home in a crime-troubled section of the city's north side encountered two suspects, one of which was 18-year-old Mansur Ball-Bey. The suspects were fleeing the home as Ball-Bey turned and pointed a handgun at the officers, who shot him, the chief said. Ball-Bey died at the scene.

Both officers were unharmed, according to a police report.


Comments (7)

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J @ 8/20/2015 5:06 PM

Im done with the idiots...and they wonder why bad things happen....good people regardless of color dont have these problems!! Tired of the poor me crap..get a job get a life

Leonard Mather @ 8/20/2015 6:52 PM

The key words here are: Mansur (close to a Arabic name such as Mansour and Monseur), and Ball-Bey that might be Arabic. This is enough to arouse the politically correct phraseology, which is "DO NOT upset the Muslims." We must pray that Mansur's death does not inflame CAIR. After all, he was only there for peaceful reasons. How he ever acquired a gun, let alone pointing it at LEO's is an everlasting mystery of life.

Jon Retired LEO @ 8/20/2015 7:35 PM

The perp turned and pointed the gun art Police and was subsequently shot. What part of that situation do the protesters not understand. They understand it, they just don't want to hear it and the fact that one of their gang buddies got taken down. All Officers safe, good job.

kevCopAz @ 8/21/2015 7:01 AM

Sure, what a surprise. Then at the same exact time a 9 y/o doing her homework inside her home on her mothers bed is shot and killed in Ferguson and ZERO protests. A WW2 vet is beaten and robbed, another murder in same area. how many protests by "Black Lives Matter" you ask? ZEROS! This is yet more proof that these protests are by folks who are doing it either for their own benefit, just to make trouble or are Racist thugs themselves. OR All of the above!. Lets just ignore them, arrest them and do what we need to do. Besides its their own neighborhoods that they destroy. Any business that opens up in those areas after a riot for these types of issues is out of their mind. They should NOT get any insurance, any public $ to help and advised "what did you think would happen" when the next riot comes. We are fools to even listen to these folks.

TBOW426 @ 8/21/2015 8:09 AM

Hallelujah!!!! The Chief stood up and they did what had to be done.

bill @ 8/23/2015 12:57 AM

So many in social media are glorifying the gang members that are protesting. This is crazy, looks like what is evil is good and what is wrong is now right.

John retired IA PD @ 9/16/2015 8:02 PM

Good work officers. Isn't throwing rocks and bottles at police officers considered assault on a police officer? How about inciting a riot? What penalties are imposed on those arrested in these situations? Does anyone know?

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