Last night was the anniversary of Mike Brown’s shooting death in Ferguson, Missouri–
** Numerous shots fired in Ferguson!
** Protesters and media scatter!
** Reporter mugged
** Shooter was aiming at police is in serious condition
Police returned fire!
The protesters harassed police after the shooting.
Shooting suspect shot at responding officers. Suspect is in surgery. 4 officers on admin. leave. pic.twitter.com/ZlEuHEPCvJ
— St. Louis County PD (@stlcountypd) August 10, 2015
The shooter was a good friend of Michael Brown.
Sooper Mexican reported:
— stevegiegerich (@stevegiegerich) August 10, 2015
— Robert Cohen (@kodacohen) August 10, 2015
— Search4Swag (@search4swag) August 10, 2015
Four officers returned fire. The shooter was using a stolen gun.
The suspect’s gun, a .9mm semi-automatic firearm, reported stolen from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, was recovered at the shooting scene, according to the St. Louis County Police Department.
The shooting happened while protesters were gathered on West Florissant Avenue, a business zone that saw rioting and looting last year after Brown’s killing. The shots sent protesters and reporters running for cover.
The chief said an estimated six shooters unleashed a “remarkable” amount of gunfire over about 45 seconds.
A few hours after the officer-involved shooting, around 2:15 a.m., officers with the Ferguson Police Department were called to the Canfield Apartments after two male victims, ages 17 and 19, were shot.