Officer in Ferguson Shooting Was Injured

    Police officers keep watch while demonstrators protest the death of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri August 12, 2014. Police said Brown, 18, was shot in a struggle with a gun in a police car but have not said why Brown was in the car. At least one shot was fired during the struggle and then the officer fired more shots before leaving the car, police said. But a witness to the shooting interviewed on local media has said that Brown had been putting his hands up to surrender when he was killed. The FBI has opened a civil rights investigation into the racially charged case and St. Louis County also is investigating.  REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni  (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW) - RTR4280L

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    The officer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager on Saturday in Ferguson, Missouri, was injured during the altercation, police reported Wednesday. According to Ferguson Chief of Police Tom Jackson, the officer, who has still not been identified, “was hit” and the “side of his face was swollen.” The chief didn’t disclose whether any bones were broken. According to the police, 18-year-old Michael Brown was walking with a friend when the officer tried to get out of his car. Brown then allegedly pushed the officer back into the car, went into the car, and then a fight broke out over the policeman’s weapon. The shot was fired inside the car, the police say. An eyewitness who was walking with Brown sharply disagrees with that version of events, saying the cop hunted Brown down.

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