Nixon Reacts to Latest St. Louis Police Shooting

(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.

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