Transcript for State of Emergency Declared Due to Ferguson Unrest
Today in Saint Louis yeah. Loud protests. Not the men and peaceful marches in iPad. Following last night's violence in Ferguson. Gun shots and looting bottles thrown at police that chaos Mari a day of quiet remembrance on the first anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer. Now let me development. Please give it out. In last night police shooting this eighteen year old facing ramp from this scene where two rival groups were firing at each other. Investigators saying Tyrone Harris then shot at a police SUV with four detectives inside. When they got Al police claim Harris continued firing at them with a stolen semi automatic hand gun. Police explaining all four detective shot back leaving the team in critical condition. Today police are still at the scene. Concerned about the potential for another tense night. My prayer is that we can move forward without the the violence that is unfortunately been associated with this because. The stakes are very high here talked a lot about thank you cannot do this forever about tragedy. And because of last night the violence a state of emergency has now been declared in Ferguson meaning the county now steps in to oversee police operations until officials decide that people and businesses. Are once again safe. Martha Gonzales ABC news New York.
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