Watch: Shots Ring Out in Ferguson Again
Video shows shots fired, a panicked crowd, and a bloodied Tyrone Harris Jr. on the ground.
Demonstrators took to the streets in Ferguson, Missouri, for the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown last night. What was supposed to be a peaceful action ended in yet more blood spilled as shots rang out. Eighteen-year-old Tyrone Harris Jr., reportedly a childhood friend of Brown’s, was shot by police and is recovering in the hospital after surgery. Plainclothes officers say they had been monitoring Harris before his drawing an allegedly stolen 9mm pistol and opening fire on police. There were reports of other gunshots as well. Officers ultimately used tear gas to disperse the crowds.
While details are still coming in, much of the evening was captured via social media.
Here, interim Ferguson Police Chief Andre Anderson is shown speaking to CNN’s Sara Snyder at the moment shots were fired.
Video posted to YouTube captures the crowd’s reaction to the shots:
Another angle by Twitter user @searchforswag purports to show Harris on the ground and bloodied, and police in riot gear pushing him back. He was reportedly arrested moments later for interfering.
Another tweet, this one from the police, shows an unmarked car riddled with bullet holes.