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National Guard deployed to U.S. town of police shooting Updated: 2014-08-18 22:03:17 KST

  National Guard deployed to U.S. town of police shooting
In the United States the National Guard has been deployed to the town of Ferguson as violence erupted again in the wake of the police shooting of black teenager.
Earlier on Sunday, hundreds of protesters fled after authorities fired tear gas to disperse the crowds, ahead of a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where 18-year-old Brown was shot dead on August 9th.
Captain Ron Johnson, from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, defended the police response during a press briefing Monday morning.
Johnson said police were responding to pre-meditated criminal acts designed to damage property, hurt people, and provoke racial tensions.
The escalation of violence comes as the U.S. Justice Department announced it would conduct a second autopsy of Brown's body.
According to the New York Times, preliminary results from a private autopsy found the teen was shot at least six times, including twice in the head.
The results apparently contradict testimonies by eye-witnesses that Brown was shot in the back, as all the bullet wounds were to the front of the body.
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