Videos show officer shooting armed teen near Ferguson


Martin’s mother, Toni Martin, told KSDK-TV that her son did not have a gun and had only just left their home to go see his girlfriend.

Martin’s other relatives were not immediately available for comment Wednesday. The address listed for Martin is a vacant, boarded-up home, and a neighbor told The Associated Press that the family had moved out some time ago.

In the nearly 2-minute surveillance video from the parking lot outside the gas station and convenience store, two young men are leaving the store at about the time a police car rolls up.

The officer gets out and speaks with them. About 90 seconds later, the video appears to show one of the men raising his arm, though what he is holding is difficult to see because they were several feet from the camera.

Then the video shows the officer, a six-year veteran of Berkeley’s police department, rapidly moving backward. The officer fired three shots.

Police later released video of several angles of the shooting from other surveillance video.