On Tuesday, a surveillance video was released revealing a teenager pulling a weapon from his waistband before he was later shot and critically wounded by “plainclothes” police in Ferguson, Missouri.
The shooting of 18-year-old Tyrone Harris on Sunday, also the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, raised racial controversy in the Ferguson once again after last year’s deadly shooting by a white police officer, according to NBC News.
Harris is in critical condition but charged with four counts of assault on law enforcement, five counts of armed criminal action and one count of shooting at a motor vehicle, according to NBC News.
The surveillance video was given to police by a local business. It shows a panicked crowd running for cover and then a young man in a white T-shirt holding a gun and running off screen while pointing the weapon.
Authorities identified the armed man as Tyrone Harris.
On Monday, St. Louis County authorities then declared a state of emergency. The police shooting took place after two separate groups within the area had traded a “remarkable” amount of gunfire between 40 and 50 shots. Those involved were “criminals, not protesters” marking the anniversary of Brown’s death, according to Jon Belmar, St. Louis County Police Chief.
Monday through early Tuesday, approximately 85 people were arrested during a protest on a highway in Ferguson, according to St. Louis County police.
Harris opened fire on the officers who then started to run. Harris was shot after he allegedly fired a stolen 9mm handgun at the officers, who quickly shot back at Harris.
The four officers involved are now on administrative leave.