Missouri teen killed by police incites riots and protests

Missouri teen killed by police incites riots and protests

In suburban ST. Louis the police shooting of an unarmed teenager is sparking angry protests that erupted into violence Sunday night. Late today the parents of the deceased teenager spoke out. Jay Gray has more.

With supporters by her side Michael Brown's parents spoke late this afternoon just two days after their 18-year-old son WAS killed by police.

"That's my first born son, anybody who knew me know how I felt about my son."

"He was a good boy, He didn't deserve none of it, We need justice for our son."

This community has embraced her pain and grief for the second straight day. Protesters filled the streets demanding answers and action after the unarmed teenager was shot and killed during a weekend confrontation with police.

Piaget Crenshaw witnessed the shooting.

"He is running this way, he turns his body (acts this out). Towards this way, hands in the air, compliant he gets shot in his face and chest."

A vigil for the 18-year-old turned violent overnight. Protesters turning their frustration on downtown businesses.. Lighting fires.. Looting and shattering windows.  Much of it caught on security cameras.

Today City leaders urged protesters to stay calm and promised justice - as the investigation and concern over what comes next.

Chief Jon Belmar says I have enough confidence in our community. I have lived here my whole life that calmer heads will prevail moving forward but I am planning for a worst case.

Police have said very little publicly about the deadly confrontation - which apparently started inside the officer's vehicle then spilled out onto the street where Brown was shot multiple times.

"We need answers"

Answers an angry and grieving community is searching for as well right now.

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