Tension was high again Monday night as the St. Louis region waited for answers in the fatal Saturday shooting of an unarmed teenager by a police officer in the suburb of Ferguson, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The FBI promised to investigate the killing of Michael Brown, 18, by a still-unidentified Ferguson police officer. Brown's parents called for an end to the violence while strongly disputing the police version of their son's death.
Throughout the day, protesters continued to face off with police, and as the sun set, lines of police in riot gear fired tear gas to disperse protesters. By midnight, the situation was quiet. St. Louis County Police and the FBI promised thorough investigations into the shooting of Brown. Dorian Johnson, a friend of the dead teenager, said the incident began when he and Brown were walking in the street. Johnson said, “A police officer squad car pulled up and when he pulled up these were his exact words: 'Get the F on the sidewalk.'” Johnson said the cop pressed the confrontation. Police said Brown was the aggressor.