LIBERAL WEBSITE Releases Name of Officer Who Shot Antonio Martin in Berkeley
Antonio Martin was shot dead in Berkeley, Missouri in December.
He faced several criminal charges before his death.
Martin had attended Jennings High School until he was expelled.
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.
PINAC Be The Media reported:
Although police in Missouri have yet to officially release the name of the police officer who shot and killed an 18-year-old man named Antonio Martin last month, we have determined his name is Andrew Weusthoff, a seemingly nice guy with a sense of humor judging by his Facebook page, which no longer exists.
The officer’s name was inadvertently released by the St. Louis County police department on Monday after we made a public records request for the full, unedited video as well as the incident report.
We still have not received the full video footage of the incident, but the report we received listed an assault on a law enforcement officer, listing Weusthoff as the victim, which makes sense because police have said from the beginning that he was defending himself after Martin pulled a gun on him.
That report also states the case was “exceptionally cleared,” which is a phrase police use to close a case when circumstances prevent an officer from making an arrest as would happen when a suspect is dead.
However, three days later, we were contacted by the Berkeley Police Department, who informed us that the initial report was no longer valid, sending us an “updated” report.
The updated report, which they sent us today, now states that it is a “homicide” investigation, instead of an assault on a police officer investigation.
And this time, the victim is listed as Martin.