FERGUSON, MO (KTVI-TV) The FBI is watching over the investigation of a suburban St. Louis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager Saturday.
At least a dozen businesses in north St. Louis County were looted Sunday following what had been a peaceful vigil.
More than 30 people were arrested.
Hundreds gathered Sunday for a vigil for Michael Brown, the Ferguson, Missouri teen who was shot by a Police officer Saturday afternoon.
County Police Chief Jon Belmar said Brown, 18, and another man got into a struggle with a police officer on Saturday afternoon.
One of the men allegedly shoved the officer back into his squad car.
A shot was fired from the officer’s gun inside the vehicle.
And the struggle spilled out onto the street, where Brown was shot multiple times, according to the AP.
Around 8:30pm Sunday protesters on West Florissant became aggressive and St. Louis County tactical units were called.
By 10pm, St. Louis County Police had called for more assistance from all surrounding municipalities including St. Louis City and the Missouri Highway Patrol.
The QuikTrip convenience mart on West Florissant was looted and set on fire.
Michael Brown’s family speaking out against the violence and has said they will not have any more rallies.
In a statement, a family member said,
“I just want everyone to know and understand that the stealing and breaking in stores is not what Mike will want, it is very upsetting to me and my family. Our family didn’t ask for this but for Justice and Peace…. Please let my family grieve in Peace in stop the violence in the street tonight, we don’t want this happing when we protest for justice for my cousin Mike Brown, please get this message out to the people that the Mike Brown family do not want this.”
At least a dozen other businesses were looted:
The looted businesses include:
Zisser Tire and Auto
Ross Dress for Less