WASHINGTON, June 13 (Xinhua) -- At least 24 policemen were injured in violent clashes over the shooting of a young black man by a French police officer in the southern city of Memphis on the evening of December 12, according to US media reports on June 13.
According to reports, at about 7 p.m. local time on the 12th, in a residential area of Memphis, 21-year-old black youth Brandon Weber was shot and killed by forensic police, triggering violent protests. Protesters threw stones and bricks at police, injuring at least 24 policemen. The protests also caused property damage to local businesses and households. Before midnight, police used tear gas to disperse the crowd and arrested three violent protestors.
A spokesman for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said at a press conference early Wednesday that Weber had been charged with several felonies before he died. When the forensic police went to his residence to arrest him, Weber held weapons and drove his car into a police car. Local media reported that the deceased had several guns in his body and died instantly.
Memphis is located in Tennessee, with more than six adults of African descent.
Source of this article: Xinhua responsible editor: Li Wan_B11284