FERGUSON, MO (KSDK/CNN) – Missouri authorities are investigation the shooting death of an unarmed teen by police.
Authorities say 18-year-old Michael Brown assaulted an officer before he was shot on Saturday, but witnesses say Brown did nothing to instigate the shooting and appeared to be surrendering when he was killed.
It took more than 100 officers from 15 jurisdictions several hours to secure the scene and remove Brown’s body.
Authorities explained the delay of the body’s removal at a Sunday press conference.
"We're going to take a look at this, we're going to do it thoroughly. I'd like everybody here to appreciate that it took a very long time yesterday to process the scene. We only get one opportunity to take a look at these scenes. There are only the scene one time," St. Louis County Police Department Chief John Belmar said.
The officer who shot brown has been with the force for six years, and is currently on paid administrative leave while the incident is under investigation.
Authorities say he will be required to undergo two psychological evaluations before returning to duty.
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