A confirmed officer-involved shooting has taken place in Ferguson, Mo., following a day of peaceful demonstrations commemorating the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown.
Prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson and other people on the ground tweeted eyewitness accounts that shots had been fired just after midnight Monday, Aug. 10. As reports of the shooting rolled out, protester Tony Rice (a.k.a., Twitter user @Search4Swag) posted video footage of the crime scene and his subsequent detainment to social media, where it was quickly shared.
Journalist Jon Ziegler reported via livestream that an officer-involved shooting had taken place behind the closed Ponderosa Steakhouse on West Florissant Ave—around the corner from where Michael Brown was shot by white police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, 2014, Reuters reports.
The St. Louis County Police Department’s official Twitter account confirmed that an officer-involved shooting had taken place. The St. Louis…
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