FERGUSON, Mo. — On the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, more gunfire was reported in Ferguson, Missouri, between the public and police. The St. Louis County Police Department took to Twitter late Sunday night with the details: Multiple shots fired in Ferguson. Please leave the area of Ferguson and West Florissant. August 10, 2015 (1/2) A St. Louis County officer was involved in an officer-involved shooting after comin g under heavy gunfire. pic.twitter.com/L4PqopaEF1 August 10, 2015 (2/2) During the gunfire, at least 2 unmarked cars took shots. We will release more details when available. pic.twitter.com/luPnp6iXqZ August 10, 2015 Multiple shots rang out ;just after 11:15 p.m. local time, disrupting a demonstration along West …
FERGUSON, Mo. — On the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, more gunfire was reported in Ferguson, Missouri, between the public and police.
The St. Louis County Police Department took to Twitter late Sunday night with the details:
Multiple shots rang out ;just after 11:15 p.m. local time, disrupting a demonstration along West Florissant Avenue, the CBC reported. The gunfire prompted dozens of police cars to converge on the area. A police helicopter also shined a spotlight onto the street to help illuminate the scene.
Police told KTVI, the local Fox affiliate, that one person was shot and taken to an area hospital.
Protesters who had gathered in the street fled when the firing started, The Associated Press reported. They ducked behind cars and inside buildings.
Tony Rice, a protester who was arrested for not leaving the scene, recorded the incident. St. Louis County Police Lt. Jerry Lohr ordered that Rice be released after interviewing him. ;
Rice told The Huffington Post that he doesn’t think the young man was firing at police officers. ;
Ruptly TV released a video of ;what appears to be at least one civilian firing shots at the demonstration. Rice said this incident took place across the street from ;where the man was found. ;
Earlier in the day, hundreds of people gathered in the middle of the street to pay respect to Brown, the 18-year-old whose shooting death sparked what some consider a new civil rights movement.
Last August, Brown got into an altercation with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shortly after he allegedly stole a pack of cigarillos from a nearby convenience store. Wilson then shot and killed Brown, who was unarmed.
A grand jury in St. Louis County later decided not to indict Wilson, and a federal investigation into the shooting found no viable civil rights charges against the officer. However, soon after the shooting, protests erupted in the St. Louis suburb and elsewhere, some of which turned violent. ;
This is a developing story. More to come…
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