Chaos erupts after St. Louis shooting

Nine people were arrested and police used tear gas to clear a street during protests that erupted in St. Louis.

The chaos Wednesday night broke out after an 18-year-old was shot dead by police.

Officers serving a search warrant in a crime-ridden neighborhood encountered two men fleeing from the home.

Mansur Bell-Bey pointed a handgun at the officers who shot him, said Police Chief Sam Dotson.

Speaking at a news conference late Wednesday, Dotson said Bell-Bey, who was black, died at the scene.

Both officers, who are white, were not injured.

Protesters also blocked a street and threw glass bottles and bricks at officers. A car was set on fire nearby, added Dotson.

Protests have become common in St. Louis and surrounding neighborhoods after the shooting death of Michael Brown. The unarmed, black man was fatally shot by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, 2014.

A St. Louis County grand jury and the U.S. Justice Department declined to charge Wilson, who resigned in November.