A young man was shot by police after gunfire erupted late Sunday in the Missouri town marking the one-year anniversary of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown's fatal shooting by police.
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar told reporters early Monday that a man aged around 20 was in critical condition after opening fire on plainclothes officers in Ferguson, Missouri.
Belmar said that while uniformed officers were deployed to monitor businesses following protests and reports of looting, four plainclothes officers were tracking an individual they suspected was armed.
The man opened fire on the officers who were in an unmarked car, according to Belmar, striking the police vehicle several times. He said the officers returned fire and pursued the man on foot. The suspect ‚ÄĒ who had a stolen 9mm gun ‚ÄĒ again opened fire and the officers fired back, Belmar said. ...