Black Family Identifies 17-Year-Old Teen Killed By Police

Christopher “Chris” Jones killed by police.
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The officers involved in a deadly St. Louis shooting have been placed on administrative leave per department policy. Christopher “Chris” Jones was allegedly sleeping in a car in O’Fallon, Missouri when he was startled by police officers knocking loudly on the window.

What happened next is unclear, but Jones was shot dead.

The shooting occurred on Sunday, Jan. 23, and original reporting called Jones a “man” who was fleeing police. A subsequent report clarified that the victim was 17-years-old.

Kiara Neal, 24, said that her brother and a friend went to hang out with another friend in the St. Louis suburb and stayed up through the night talking. She believes that the boys fell asleep in the car. Read more.

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