Man Shot And Critically Injured By Police During A Third Night Of Unrest In Ferguson

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An officer shot a man who reportedly pointed a handgun at him as demonstrations continued in the wake of Michael Brown’s fatal shooting in a St. Louis suburb. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘posted_date’, 1407938135); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_posted_time_3416630”).innerHTML = “posted on ” + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1407938135); });

1. A police officer shot and critically injured a man as demonstrations against the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen continued for the third night in Ferguson, Mo., the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

A police officer shot and critically injured a man as demonstrations against the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen continued for the third night in Ferguson, Mo., the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported .

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Police said the man pulled a handgun on the officer who shot him, according to the report. The shooting took place close to where people were protesting against the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot by police on Saturday. Brown’s death has prompted a federal inquiry, nightly protests in Ferguson and debate around the country.

Police claim that the teen hit the officer who shot him. That account has been disputed by friends and family. Brown would have started college on Monday.

Police spokesman Officer Brian Schellman told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Tuesday’s shooting occurred when police responded to a call that shots were fired by four or five men wearing ski masks and carrying handguns near the site of demonstrations.

The man who was shot by the officer was taken to a hospital.

3. Two churches held meetings on Tuesday night to discuss Brown’s death at the hands of the police. Police have denied requests to name the officer who shot Brown, citing safety concerns.

Matt Sczesny KMOV @KMOVMatt

Rev Al Sharpton leads an emotional rally at a church just outside Ferguson, MO Tuesday night.

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5. Sharpton said, “You’ve got issues in this city,” referring to the fact that there were only a few black police officers and that the majority of arrests were of black people.

Tim Tai @nonorganical

Earlier tonight in #Ferguson – peaceful protestors outside church after town hall meeting w/ Al Sharpton.

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7. Gov. Jay Nixon, who attended a community forum at another church, told the crowd of around 400 people, “Justice must not simply be pursued, but in fact achieved. Instead of burning bridges in anger, we must rebuild them with love.”

Donovan Potts @donpot

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon: “Unwavering that the investigation be open, thorough, and fair.” #Ferguson

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9. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson told the crowd, “I want what you want. I want the truth and I want justice and I want it as soon as possible.”

Ray Downs @RayDowns

Protesters from the church rally suddenly arrived to W. Florissant to protest the riot police line. #Ferguson

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11. Tear gas was fired during the night as police faced off with the demonstrators. By early Wednesday morning, police had cleared the area.

Mario Anzuoni / Reuters

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Police officer deployed tear gas to disperse a crowd that had gathered to protest sometime after midnight.

12. BuzzFeed’s Joel Anderson described the scenes of protest from Ferguson:

Joel D. Anderson @blackink12

The protests aren't over. At Greater St. Mark in #Ferguson, things seem to be just getting started after an earlier meeting with Rev. Al

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Joel D. Anderson @blackink12

This is much younger crowd that's congregating outside of Greater St. Mark. Ex: the dude wildly swinging around his Taser gun. #ferguson

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Laura Hettiger KMOV @LauraKHettiger

#BREAKING first official news release from #Ferguson PD since death of #MikeBrown @kmov

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