ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Video from a Russian media outlet appears to show the exact moments when shots rang out late Sunday night on West Florissant Street following a day of peaceful protests on the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown.
The 56-second video from RT was uploaded to YouTube just before midnight.
Dozens of people are seen milling about in a parking lot in the 9200 block of West Florissant just before the shooting begins. The crowd erupts into a panic when the first shots are fired. Cars pull out of the parking lot and speed away while a woman carries a small child into a white truck before that vehicle drives off.
Individuals, who appear to be holding handguns, walk alongside a parked car in an alley next to the white truck and open fire. Dozens of shots are fired in the short span of time.
The shooting occurred around 11:10 p.m. in the 9200 block of West Florissant, from a section on the street north of the police and protesters’ position near the Ferguson Market.
The person wounded in the police shooting was identified as 18-year-old Tyrone Harris Jr. Harris was listed in critical and unstable condition.
Police said two people exchanged gunfire from across West Florissant. Officers in an unmarked vehicle drove toward one of those individuals, later identified as Harris. Harris 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.
A 9mm handgun was recovered at the scene. It had previously been reported stolen out of Cape Girardeau.