President Obama: Teenager’s Death Is ‘Heartbreaking’

Source: David Jackson / USA Today

President Obama extended sympathies Tuesday to the family of the unarmed 18-year-old man killed by police on Saturday, and urged calm in the St. Louis suburb that has seen unrest in the days since the shooting.

“The death of Michael Brown is heartbreaking, and Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to his family and his community at this very difficult time,” Obama said in a written statement.

The president noted that the Department of Justice is investigating along with local officials, and “they will continue to direct resources to the case as needed.”

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