The Aftermath of Looting in a Small Town After a Cop Shot an Unarmed Teen

At least 30 were arrested after crowds vandalized and looted sometime after a vigil for the teen shot and killed by a police officer.
1:43 | 08/11/14

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Overnight police tell us they've arrested 32 people it was chaos and what happened here was just one location. This is a quick trip that was burned to the ground there were pictures overnight of people running into the store stealing. Everything inside running out. Setting off fireworks. You can see there's. Burned up pieces of metal here in what looks like part of the -- that's caved in. You can actually still see the smoke back there back there the smoke is this this is still coming out there -- still smoldering. As this community deals with what happened here there were two things that happened last night -- was. The protest for the -- eighteen year old who was. Killed only a block or two from here the second was. A lawlessness that even the family of that young man does not co sign this morning there were. Messages from the family this morning asking for peace telling people to respect law and order there were police in riot gear. Out trying to deal with the teens of bandits. -- were going for business to business stealing -- and automotive parts and jeans from sporting goods stores. It was quite a chaotic scene here. At the same time the officer involved in this shooting has been placed on administrative leave. One thing about this -- we're hearing from people. On the streets that the reason why this gas station was burned down is because this is where the story began. People are telling us that. The young man was accused of stealing a pack of cigars or some other product from inside the store and that's when police -- call. Steve -- Centanni ABC news Ferguson Missouri.

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