UPDATE: Surveillance footage of the incident has been released with appears to show Antonio Martin pointing a gun at the officer before he was shot.

Clashes erupted at a gas station in Berkeley, Missouri last night in response to the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old black teen who reportedly pointed a handgun at police officers.

St. Louis County Police said in a statement that an officer fired several shots after “fearing for his life” when a male, later named as Antonio Martin, pulled a handgun. The gun was subsequently photographed at the scene, although demonstrators claimed it was planted.

An angry crowd of around 200 people soon gathered outside the gas station as police attempted to hide Antonio’s body from view.

As the crowd became more rowdy, a small fire was started at a Quick Trip store and windows were smashed. Fireworks were also thrown at police officers. Video footage shows numerous individuals in handcuffs.

The clashes erupted just days after two NYPD officers were shot dead by a man who said his motivation was to exact revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Berkeley is located just two miles from Ferguson, Missouri, the scene of violent riots and looting last month in the aftermath of the Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of 18-year-old Brown.

The shooting incident was probably captured on camera and there are reportedly plans to release the video at 9:30am this morning.

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