FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Authorities say a St. Louis County police officer has shot and critically wounded a man who police said pulled a handgun on the officer. It happened near the site of protests over the death of unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot by police last weekend.
Police said they received a call about several armed men and reports of shots fired. Police spokesman Brian Schellman said an officer approached one of the men, who pulled a gun, and the officer fired. The man was taken to a hospital.
The area has seen several protests since 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a Ferguson officer Saturday. Some turned into looting, and police have used tear gas to break up crowds. Community leaders have called for calm.