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Protests in Ferguson Reach Critical Point Amid Reports of Shots Fired, Tear Gas

• Police: Victim shot during Ferguson protests...• Tear gas hits protesters, news crews...• Reports of additional shots fired...• Getty photographer reportedly arrested...• Protesters attempt to invade Missouri governor's office...• Ferguson residents protest in the streets...

UPDATE -- 2:05 a.m.: 12 individuals were apparently arrested with weapons on them:

UPDATE -- 12:15 a.m.: Though protests in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday stayed relatively peaceful for most of the night, there were reports of shots fired and police seemingly deployed tear gas at around midnight. Police made multiple arrests.

A police officer later confirmed to CNN that there was a gunshot victim injured during the protests. KMBC-TV reporter Eli Rosenberg posted the following photo on Twitter late Monday:

It was unclear who shot the man pictured above. There were also unconfirmed reports of additional shots fired.

VICE News also had their own live stream going on Monday night:


Protests continued in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday, more than a week after the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Though some of the unrest was temporarily quelled when Missouri Highway Patrol replaced militarized police forces on Thursday, things spun out of control over the weekend as looting and violence reemerged.

Brown, a robbery suspect at the time, was fatally shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Williams after an alleged physical altercation. An alleged friend of Williams called into TheBlaze TV host Dana Loesch's radio show on Friday to offer what she said is the officer's side of the story.

The protests got off to a tense start as Getty photographer Scott Olson was apparently arrested and released for not clearing out of an area fast enough. Further, protesters reportedly attempted to storm Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's office in St. Louis:


There were reportedly several arrests made in St. Louis after protesters blocked the entrance to the governor's office.





TheBlaze will update this post as significant updates come in.

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