Who Was Shot In Ferguson? Gunfire Breaks Out During A Michael Brown Anniversary Protest — REPORT
In Ferguson, Missouri on Sunday night, during a protest marking the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death, gunshots rang out, and a man was shot, police confirmed to KMOV, St. Louis' CBS affiliate. The commemoration of Brown, an unarmed teen who was killed by a police officer one year ago, had been largely peaceful, until a large crowd gathered on West Florissant and police came out with riot shields. Soon, they began rolling out armored vehicles, in a scene intensely reminiscent of the violent crackdowns on protests that followed Brown's death. Reporters on the scene confirmed that two people had been shot, and at least one had been taken to a nearby hospital. The St. Louis County Police Department tweeted that an officer had shot someone after allegedly coming under heavy gunfire.
A Twitter user posted several videos Sunday night that showed a man lying on the ground as police kept their guns drawn. A bystander yelled, "Hey, he's bleeding get him some help, man, please get him some help! He's bleeding out. ... He's breathing, please get him some help." While police have yet to confirm the identity of the shooting victim, other than that he is suspected of opening fire on four plainclothes detectives, his father identified him as Tyrone Harris to The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The police department tweeted, "During the gunfire, at least 2 unmarked cars took shots. We will release more details when available."