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Surveillance video shows man with gun before he was shot by police during Ferguson protests, authorities say

Surveillance video shows man with gun before he was shot by police during Ferguson protests, authorities say


FERGUSON • St. Louis County Police on Tuesday released surveillance video they say shows a man injured in a shootout with police holding a gun during street protests in Ferguson on Sunday night.

Tyrone Harris, 18, who lives in Northwoods, was charged Monday with several counts of assaulting police. Police on Tuesday uploaded a short clip of surveillance video obtained from a business near the shooting scene in 9100 block of West Florissant Avenue. The video, according to police, "shows Harris grab a handgun out of his waistband once shots are fired during the protest."

A man can be seen running to the right in the video, then running back to the left with a gun in his hand. St. Louis County Police Officer Shawn McGuire said investigators are not aware of any surveillance video that shows the shooting.

The owner of the insurance company could not be reached Tuesday.

Court records said Harris was part of a group exchanging gunfire with another group at 11:23 p.m. Sunday in the 9200 block of West Florissant Avenue during protests marking the first anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer.

Police said the officers went after Harris in an unmarked car, with warning lights flashing, and that he fired at them, with at least one shot hitting their vehicle. They returned fire, pursued him on foot and shot him after he turned at them with the gun, the department said. A 9mm Sig Sauer semi-automatic pistol, reported stolen in Cape Girardeau, Mo., was found next to him, officials said.

He remained hospitalized Tuesday. His family told the Post-Dispatch Monday they don't believe Harris would shoot at police officers. Harris' Facebook posts under the name Ty Glocks show photos of him pointing guns and include messages about shooting and revenge.

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