There isn’t a worse time to have a cop-civilian shooting than the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown. After a peaceful march in Ferguson to mark the unfortunate passing the 18-year old, a Police Officer critically injured a young man.
The St. Louis County Police Department tweeted the following information on Sunday night shooting in Ferguson:
The victim, 18-year-old Tyrone Harris Jr. Harris is listed in critical and unstable condition.
According to Police reports, two people exchanged gunfire from across West Florissant. Officers in an unmarked vehicle drove toward one of those individuals, identified as Harris. Harris then allegedly opened fire on officers in that unmarked vehicle. The officers got out of the vehicle and chased Harris on foot behind a business in the 9200 block of West Florissant. Harris attempted to fire at the officers again, but was shot.
Sounds of the gunshots from the shooting were caught on cameras during an interview with CNN and Ferguson’s acting police chief, Andre Anderson.
According to the Harris’ family Tyrone was a friend and classmate of Michael Brown. The family said Harris was with his girlfriend and other friends on West Florissant. His father said Harris had just graduated from Normandy High School and was planning to attend a technical college in the fall.
The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.