ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - Protesters and police squared off in Downtown St. Louis Monday night.
The clash came two days after a 16-year-old was shot by an officer over the weekend. Police said Brandon Claxton had a stolen gun and the officer feared for his life.
At least six people were arrested at the protest outside the police station on Olive St.
Police gave protesters several warnings before making the arrests.
Some of those arrested were blocking traffic, some were chanting on the sidewalk.
The spark that lit the fire was the shooting of Claxton. He was shot three times by an officer Saturday in North St. Louis.
The Force Investigative Unit and St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office will be investigating the shooting.
The 29-year-old officer is the standard on administrative leave.
Claxton is charged with unlawful use of a gun and receiving stolen property. He is paralyzed, according to family members.