What the heck? People are rioting because a cop defended himself against an armed robber?
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar says the Berkeley shooting victim was black and the officer white.
Belmar says police were called about a theft and as the officer questioned two men, one pointed a gun at him. The officer fired three shots. One hit the gunman.
A violent protest broke out. Two officers were injured, police cars were damaged and fire was set at a QuikTrip store. Four people were arrested.
It is very difficult to be a cop in this atmosphere. The anti-cop rhetoric and riots are causing a general breakdown in civil order.