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Violence, looting after vigil for MO teen's death

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A fatal police shooting in Missouri on Saturday sparked protests and looting on Sunday evening. (Source: KMOV/CNN) A fatal police shooting in Missouri on Saturday sparked protests and looting on Sunday evening. (Source: KMOV/CNN)
Violence, looting erupt after vigil for teen killed by police near St. Louis. (Source: KPLR/CNN) Violence, looting erupt after vigil for teen killed by police near St. Louis. (Source: KPLR/CNN)

FERGUSON, MO (KMOV/CNN/RNN) – Protesters over the death of an unarmed teen turned violent in Ferguson, MO, just outside of St. Louis.

Officers in riot gear were called out after police say looters targeted a gas station and other nearby stores, including a Walmart and a local beauty supply store.

No injuries have been reported, but Ferguson's police chief says at least 20 cars were damaged by thrown objects.

KMOV News 4 posted on its Instagram account a pile of trash on fire in Ferguson as tempers flared.

Witnesses say the teen, Michael Brown was unarmed and surrendering with his hands in the air on Saturday when a police officer shot him several times, killing him.

But, the St. Louis County Police Department's chief, which is handling the investigation into the incident, says Brown assaulted the officer and struggled over the officer's weapon.

The officer who shot brown is on paid administrative leave while the shooting is under investigation.

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