The Courier-Mail

Gun ‘proof’ in footage


FER­GU­SON: St Louis County po­lice have re­leased sur­veil­lance video footage they say shows an 18-year-old black sus­pect – who was crit­i­cally wounded by Fer­gu­son po­lice – with a gun, min­utes be­fore he fired at plain­clothes of­fi­cers.

Ty­rone Harris Jr was shot on Sun­day af­ter po­lice say he opened fire at an un­marked po­lice van. The shoot­ing hap­pened as protesters nearby were mark­ing the an­niver­sary of the shoot­ing death of Michael Brown, who was killed by a white po­lice of­fi­cer.

Se­cu­rity footage al­legedly shows Mr Harris grab­bing a hand­gun from his waist­band.

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