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Heightened turmoil plagues the city of St. Louis following the fatal shooting of an unidentified 18-year-old Black youth by off-duty police officer.

Via ABCNews:

Wednesday’s shooting happened at about 7:30 p.m. in the city’s Shaw Neighborhood, and involved an officer working a department-approved secondary job for a private security company, Police Chief Sam Dotson said at an early-morning news conference.

The officer approached a group of men. One of the men took off running, Dotson said, so the officer pursued. Dotson said the suspect approached the officer in an “aggressive” manner, with a physical altercation occurring. The man then turned and fired three rounds at the officer before his gun jammed, Dotson said.

The officer, who was not injured, returned fire, shooting 17 times and fatally wounding the man, Dotson said.

Both the officer and the teen he killed remain unidentified.

The news comes almost two months after the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, in the St. Louis residential area of Ferguson.

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