Another officer-involved shooting just a few miles from Ferguson

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BERKELEY, Missouri - Once again, an officer-involved shooting. This time in Berkeley, Missouri which is just a few miles from Ferguson.

Police responded to a larceny call at a gas station where they approached two people, when one pulled a gun on the officer. The officer fired at the teen, killing him, while the second person ran away.

About 300 people gathered at the scene, and one person tried to set fire to a nearby convenience store.

"The violence needs to stop. The cop was justified, his life was in danger as well as the guy, but the violence needs to stop," said Al Melancon.

"You can`t pull out a gun on a cop. You shouldn`t pull a gun on anybody," according to Jimmy Nevol.

This, the latest in a string of occurrences where there is the perception of law enforcement versus minorities. The racial divide can be vast and many in Texas just see it as a fact of life.

"If it`s justified or unjustified, we know right from wrong. It`s always been prejudice against coloreds and it seems like it`s still going on. That`s just the way I see it," explained Alvin.

"I do feel like it`s always the cops against us, I`m a firm believer of that, but that`s just like me, pulling a gun on a cop, if I get shot, I was in the wrong," added Al Meloncon.

But not all cops are seen in a negative light these days.

In Mesquite, Nevada, one peace officer came to the rescue of a three-year-old hispanic boy who was choking on a piece of candy. All caught on camera, and a bit of positive publicity when cops across the country seem to need it the most.


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