Was St Louis cop AMBUSHED? Lawyer for officer who shot dead teen suggests he was lured to gas station near Michael Brown scene… as protesters clash with police into Christmas morning
The lawyer for the St. Louis-area cop who shot dead Antonio Martin has suggested his client may have been set up and ambushed by Antonio Martin, who police say pulled a loaded 9mm pistol on the officer without warning.
The Berkeley, Missouri, officer was responding to a 911 call about a possible theft from a Mobil gas station about 11.15pm on Tuesday.
Brian Millikan, the lawyer for the unnamed 34-year-old Berkeley officer, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the cop may have been walking into a deadly trap set by Martin and his friend.
‘Their behavior is certainly bizarre, and it wouldn’t surprise me at all, in the environment we are in, that’s for sure,’ Mr Millikan told the newspaper.