Police in Ferguson on Tuesday released surveillance video that they say shows a teenager appear to pull a weapon from his waistband before he was later shot and critically wounded by plainclothes police, NBC News reported.
The surveillance video, given to police by a local business, shows a panicked crowd running for cover and then a young man in a white T-shirt appearing to be holding a gun running off screen and pointing the weapon. Police identified that man as 18-year-old Tyrone Harris. The video appears to dispute some recent reports and witnesses who said Harris was not armed.
Harris, who is in critical condition at a local hospital, is charged with four counts of assault on law enforcement, five counts of armed criminal action and one count of shooting at a motor vehicle.
The shooting of Harris in Ferguson on Sunday, the anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson, threatened to reignite racial tensions in the city that exploded in unrest after last year's deadly shooting by a white police officer.