Antonio Martin Was Likely Heading to Prison When He Pointed Gun at Berkeley Cop & Was Shot Dead
Antonio Martin faced several criminal charges before he was shot dead on Tuesday night in Berkeley, Missouri.
Martin had attended Jennings High School until he was expelled.
St. Louis County Police released two more videos of last night’s police shooting in Berkeley, Missouri.
18 year-old Antonio Martin had a criminal record, with charges including three assaults, armed robbery, armed criminal action and multiple uses of weapons… since he was 17.
On Tuesday night Antonio Martin drew a gun from his pocket and pointed it at police.
He was shot dead by the officer.
The attorney for the Berkeley police officer said this bizarre scenario may have been a set-up at the store to kill police.
** Antonio Martin and his companion stole from the store before the shooting.
In the wake of an officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of 18-year-old Antonio Martin, police have released his criminal record.
In the 15 months since turning 17, Martin has faced several criminal charges. According to St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, they include three assaults, an armed robbery, unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action and stealing.
Martin’s mother said her son was trying to turn his life around before the incident Tuesday night.
“[He was] trying to get his life back together,” Tina Martin said. “We weres trying to get him back in school. He was waiting to get back into job corps.”
— St. Louis County PD (@stlcountypd) December 24, 2014
Berkeley police arrested him in May for armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and armed robbery. Martin was waiting a decision from a court on the charges. He had spent time in jail since he was 17 but was likely facing prison time.