August 10, 2015 12:36 pm -

[su_publirb]Things turned ugly late last night in Ferguson, Missouri, on the first anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown:[A] gunman who opened fire on four plainclothes officers in an SUV suffered the most serious reported injury so far.

The police returned fire and hit the male suspect, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said at a news conference early Monday. The shooter was in critical, unstable condition after the shootout, Belmar said.

Police officers respond to shots fired during a protest march on August 9, 2015 on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri.

The shooting was a “tragedy,” but the suspect and others firing guns near the anniversary demonstration “were criminals, they weren’t protesters,” Belmar told reporters.

“There is a small group of people out there that are intent on making sure that we don’t have peace that prevails,” he said.

Tyrone Harris told a reporter from the St. Louis Post Dispatch that his son, 18-year-old Tyrone Harris Jr., was the wounded suspect. Harris went to Normandy High School with Michael Brown and the pair “were real close,” his father said.


8/9/2015 3:20 pmEDT: Shots were fired Sunday afternoon while people marched to a church in Missouri’s Ferguson to commemorate the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, Reuters reported. Police are investigating who fired, why and whether they hit anyone. Update: I talked to the STL County PIO who said one person was shot in what appears…


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.