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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