Luke 17:28-30 “Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built” but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.
An 18-year-old black teenager who pulled a gun on police officers was shot and killed in the St. Louis area. Protesters descended on the scene immediately after the shooting and proceeded to clash with police.
St. Louis County PD said that a police officer conducting a routine check on a Mobil gas station at 11:15 p.m. saw two men outside the store and approached them. Antonio Martin pulled a gun on the officer and was shot by the officer.
The protesters that stormed the scene attacked police officers, threw some kind of explosive device at the police and also tried to burn down a QuikTrip store. Four people were arrested in the assault on the officers.
Police say Martin had a criminal record that included three assaults, armed robbery, armed criminal action and multiple weapons violations.
The family of Antonio Martin is claiming that he wasn’t with another man but with his girlfriend and that he didn’t have a gun despite the evidence that shows otherwise. A 9 mm handgun with the serial number filed off was found next to the body of Martin. A video of the incident showed Martin pointing the gun at the officer.
“When he was around me, he knew to do right,” Margret Chandler, Martin’s grandmother, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “Why would he pull out a gun against the police? That’s the thing I don’t get. It just doesn’t add up.”