Gunfire erupted on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, yet again when a teenager fired on four police officers on Aug. 9 (video below).
Andre Anderson, the interim police chief of the city, was speaking to reporters at CNN regarding the treatment of protesters by his officers at the time of the attack.
“We’re explaining to them their rights and we just want to be as patient as possible,” he told reporters at CNN.
It was then that four shots rang out, putting both the cameraman and the police chief on alert.
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Investigators believe the gunfire came from Tyrone Harris Jr., 18. The alleged perpetrator fired on police, who then fired back.
Harris was struck by a police bullet and was later rushed to the hospital. He is currently in critical condition and has had surgery to treat his injuries.
The protest marked the one year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old black man who was shot to death by police officers in Ferguson.
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According to St. Louis County Chief Jon Belmer, Harris approached officers, who were seated in an unmarked police van, and opened fire on them. The officers then returned the fire and pursued Harris on foot.
He was later caught after succumbing to injuries from being shot.
None of the four officers involved were injured. They have since been placed on administrative leave.
According to his father, Harris was “real close” to Michael Brown.
“We think there’s a lot more to this than what’s being said,” he told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.