Date
19 November 2017
National Guard troops have been deployed to try to end days of rioting and looting in Ferguson, Missouri. Photo: Reuters
National Guard troops have been deployed to try to end days of rioting and looting in Ferguson, Missouri. Photo: Reuters

Missouri calls in National Guard to quell rioting

Missouri has deployed National Guard troops to help quell days of rioting and looting in the wake of the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman.

Governor Jay Nixon lifted a curfew on the suburb of Ferguson on Monday, two days after declaring a state of emergency in the area, Reuters reported Tuesday.

Nixon ordered the National Guard into action to try to end the looting and burning of stores since the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, more than a week ago.

President Barack Obama urged healing instead of violence and called for limited use of the National Guard, the report said.

An autopsy conducted on behalf of the family of Brown showed he was shot at least six times, including twice in the head. The path of one bullet indicates Brown may have been lowering his head in surrender when the fatal shot hit, according to Brown family attorney Daryl Parks.

Results of official autopsies by federal authorities and the county are pending.

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