(NEWSER) – "Bad choices were made," said St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar in a morning press conference following last night's police shooting of a teen in Berkeley, Mo., a town bordering Ferguson. "This individual could have complied, he could have ran away, he could have dropped the gun," says Belmar, who declined to ID the dead 18-year-old. But Belmar did describe the victim, a black male named by local media as Antonio Martin, as being "known to law enforcement" due to prior weapons and stealing charges.
Some footage taken by surveillance cameras at the Mobil station where the shooting occurred has now been released. The video does not show the shooting itself, ending at the point where the suspect allegedly draws his weapon. (ABC News describes it as "inconclusive, captured from the side of the building a considerable distance away.")