North St. Louis County in an area known as Ferguson there has apparently been an officer involved shooting of a 17 year old unarmed African American male. The young man was shot 10 times reports are varying... One says he was returning from the store another says he was on his way to the store.
There are crowds of people who have congregated.... police from St. Louis County are urging people to stay away from the area.
I will post more as information becomes available.
3:54 PM PT: The reports include an accusation that the unarmed young man stole candy from a Quick Trip prior to being shot. Most news organizations are concentrating on the 100 or so people who have congregated to protest the police shooting.
4:39 PM PT: I am honored to be on the recommend list but I am horrified it is because of such a tragedy. I do not know the identity of the young man whose life was senselessly taken. My prayers go out to his family and friends. I am having problems getting in touch with friends in the St. Louis North County area so my information is still sketchy. I will continue to update as information is made available.
7:13 PM PT: I will check back in the morning. I am anxious to find out if/how this will be covered by the media. I pray for peace in St. Louis and my condolences go out to Mike Brown's family and friends.