Protests in Ferguson, Mo. have become violent following the announcement that Darren Wilson will not be indicted for shooting and killing Michael Brown. Reports indicate shots have been fired, police cars have been damaged, and gas has been deployed by officers.
Read tweets from the scene below, and watch live video from Ferguson:
Confirmed: shots fired across from #Ferguson PD and south of Ferguson PD.— St. Louis County PD (@stlcountypd) November 25, 2014
A molotov cocktail thrown at police. Officers on scene deployed pepper spray and smoke in an effort to disperse unruly crowd. #Ferguson— St. Louis County PD (@stlcountypd) November 25, 2014
Police deploying some sort of smoke or gas pic.twitter.com/U7KYlh7rvC— Jim Dalrymple II (@JimDalrympleII) November 25, 2014
Someone has set a second police car on fire not far from Ferguson police headquarters— John M. Glionna (@jglionna) November 25, 2014
Update: Despite many protestors trying to prevent others from looting, several stores have been damaged and stolen from. Those looted include Beauty World, Family Dollar, and Walgreens—the last of which is reportedly on fire.
Lots of stores broken into at N. Florissant and Hereford, including Walgreens, Aaron's, and now US Bank. No police on the scene.— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) November 25, 2014
Walgreens on N. Florissant at Hereford on fire now.— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) November 25, 2014
The interior of beauty world pic.twitter.com/g6iKCgLqiU— Jim Dalrymple II (@JimDalrympleII) November 25, 2014
Rapid fire pistol shots ringing out near this fire https://t.co/y6mwOg1x3J— Paul Hampel (@phampel) November 25, 2014
Storage facility and Sams Meat Market near W. Florissant and Canfield set on fire by looters. #Ferguson.— St. Louis County PD (@stlcountypd) November 25, 2014
Update 2: Several strings of gunfire have been reported.
So.Many.Gunshots.On.West Florissant. And this is coming from a guy from Texas. #Ferguson— Omar Villafranca (@OmarVillafranca) November 25, 2014
There are a LOT of shots being fired on W Florissant right now. Building engulfed in flames. #Ferguson— jelani cobb (@jelani9) November 25, 2014
Officers reporting heavy automatic gunfire in area of W. Florissant and Canfield.— St. Louis County PD (@stlcountypd) November 25, 2014
Update 3: St. Louis County Police have confirmed an officer has been shot in University City. The officer's condition is unknown, and police are currently searching for the suspect.
.@stlcountypd confirming Univeristy City police officer shot at Canton and Lamb. Transported to hospital. Condition u/k. Looking 4suspect.— Christopher Ave (@ChristopherAve) November 25, 2014
University City police officer has been shot in University City. Injuries unknown. Enroute to hospital now. Unknown if related to #Ferguson— Christine Byers (@ChristineDByers) November 25, 2014
Update 4: Because of gun shots the FAA has declared the air space above Ferguson a no-fly zone. Flights coming into and leaving Lambert Airport have been diverted to avoid the area.
FAA has restricted flights into and out of Lambert airport in St. Louis to "provide a safe environment for law enforcement activities."— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) November 25, 2014