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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A law enforcement spokesman says a large crowd has confronted officers, yelling such things as “kill the police” after a police officer fatally shot a male in a St. Louis-area neighborhood.

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St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman says shots were heard at the scene Saturday afternoon in Ferguson, a few miles north of downtown St. Louis. Schellman said “a couple hundred people” came out of nearby apartment buildings after a Ferguson officer shot the male. He didn’t identify the person or say what prompted the shooting.

Schellman says there were no reports of additional injuries at the scene, and the crowd was under control by 5 p.m. About 60 other officers initially responded to the area.

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The victim has been identified via social media as 17-year-old Michael “Mike Mike” Brown. According to Ferguson resident La’Toya Cash, he was shot 10 times by Ferguson Police.

Brown, a 2014 graduate of Normandy High School, was scheduled to begin classes at Vatterott College on Monday.

According to Dorian Johnson, he was walking with Brown when an officer confronted them and drew his weapon.

“He (the officer) shot again and once my friend felt that shot, he turned around and put his hands in the air,” said Johnson. “He started to get down and the officer still approached with his weapon drawn and fired several more shots.”

“He was a good kid. He didn’t live around here,” said Desuirea Harris, grandmother of the victim. “He came to visit me and they did that to him for no reason.”

Brown’s mother, Lesley Mcspadden, reacts:

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The president of the St. Louis County NAACP Missouri State Representative Ester Haywood released the following statement:

“We are hurt to hear that yet another teenaged boy has been slaughtered by law enforcement especially in light of the recent death of Eric Garner in New York who was killed for selling cigarettes. We plan to do everything within our power to ensure that the Ferguson Police Department as well as the St. Louis County Police Department releases all details pertinent to the shooting. We strongly encourage residents to stay away from the crime scene so that no additional citizens are injured. I have spoken directly with St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, and I am confident that both he and his department will ensure that the investigation is conducted properly and that all details are kept transparent.”

The officer who shot Brown has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

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