A preliminary autopsy of an 18-year-old black man shot dead by St. Louis police earlier this week shows he was shot in the back.

Mansur Ball-Bey’s death Wednesday ignited outrage in a community scarred by strained relations between police and residents

Police say they were searching a residence when two suspects in a multi-family house fled, and one pointed a weapon at police. Two officers shot at the men, and Ball-Bey died at the scene, authorities said.

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department released a statement saying the preliminary autopsy showed Ball-Bey died as a result of a “single fatal gunshot wound to his back.” Read more…

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Autopsy shows St. Louis teen was shot in the back by police