St. Louis Police Say Surveillance Footage Shows Suspect in Ferguson Shooting

St. Louis County Police Release Surveillance Footage Ferguson Shooting Suspect
Police take cover behind cars in Ferguson on Sunday
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08/12/2015 AT 01:00 AM EDT

The one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death turned violent on Monday when dozens of people were arrested and shots were fired.

On Tuesday, St. Louis County police released video from a surveillance camera that they say shows an 18-year-old who was critically shot by police just seconds before firing a gun, the Associated Press reports.

As protesters took to the streets in observance of Brown's death, Tyrone Harris Jr. allegedly shot at an unmarked police van. The 20-second clip from The New York Times is said to show Harris reaching for a gun in his waistband seconds after shots are heard.

According to the AP, police said the shots came from as many as six people who were part of two feuding groups unrelated to the protests.



Harris remained in critical condition on Monday. The boy's father, Tyrone Harris Sr., denied the police's story of how events unfolded the night of the shooting.

"My son was running to the police to ask for help and he was shot," he told the AP. "It's all a bunch of lies … They're making my son look like a criminal."

He has been charged with five counts of armed criminal action, four counts of first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and one firearms charge – a total of 10 felonies.
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