Monday, August 10, 2015

One-Year Anniversary Of Mike Brown's Death Marked By Gun Violence

Posted By on Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 9:27 AM

click image The one-year anniversary of Mike Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri, was marked by gun violence. - ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
  • St. Louis County Police Department
  • The one-year anniversary of Mike Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri, was marked by gun violence.

An officer-involved and drive-by shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, marked the one-year anniversary of Mike Brown's death at the hands of former police officer Darren Wilson.

The violence followed a weekend of peaceful protests and vigils.

According to the St. Louis County Police Department,  gunshots rang out near the protests just after 11 p.m. Sunday night.

When detectives spotted one of the shooting suspects they activated sirens and drove toward the suspect, who turned and fired at the detectives, hitting their vehicle several times, according to a news release.

The police got out of their  vehicle and police say the suspect turned and began firing at the detectives, who returned fire. After a foot pursuit, the suspect shot at the police again, who returned fire striking the suspect multiple times, according to the St. Louis County Police Department. 

Authorities recovered a .9 mm semi-automatic firearm and the suspect was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

In a separate shooting, a man was shot in the arm in the parking lot of a Family Dollar. The St. Louis County Police Department said it arrested a suspect in that shooting.




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