Family gathers for St. Louis teen shot, killed by police officer

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 9, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 9 at 10:56 AM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- About 60 family members and supporters gathered Sunday afternoon behind the house in north St. Louis where a teenager was shot and killed by a police officer.

The family of Lavon Peete, 15, said they do not believe the teen threatened an officer before he was shot last week.

Authorities said Peete pointed a sawed-off rifle at a police officer. The seven-year veteran opened fire, killing the teen.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave. County officials will determine whether charges will be filed against him.

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