Ferguson police kill suspect on anniversary of Michael Brown death

Ferguson police shot a man on Sunday after he allegedly fired on plainclothes officers in the town marking the one-year anniversary of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown’s fatal shooting. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch condemned the attack on the officers and other violence that occurred during what was supposed to be peaceful weekend commemorations in Ferguson, Missouri. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar reported that the man was in critical condition after being shot in Ferguson, Missouri. Belmar said that while uniformed officers were deployed to monitor businesses following protests and reports of looting, four plainclothes officers were tracking an individual they suspected was armed.

The man opened fire on the officers, who were in an unmarked car, according to Belmar. The gunfire struck the police vehicle several times. The officers returned fire and pursued the man on foot. The suspect — who had a stolen 9mm gun — again opened fire and the officers fired back, Belmar said. Belmar added that the police shooting took place after two separate groups in the vicinity had traded a “remarkable” amount of gunfire — between 40 and 50 shots.

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