An 18-year-old black man shot by police during protests Sunday in Ferguson, Mo., faces charges even as he remains in critical condition at a local hospital. Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed young black man, by a white police officer in Ferguson.

The Guardian reports:

Tyrone Harris was shot by four plainclothes detectives after allegedly firing on their unmarked vehicle as he walked from a gunfight between several people late on Sunday night, according to the St. Louis County police department.

“We can’t afford to have this kind of violence,” police chief Jon Belmar said at a 2.30 a.m. (8:30am BST) press conference on Monday. “There is a small group of people who are intent on making sure we don’t have peace.”

Harris, 18, was charged later on Monday with four counts of first-degree assault on law enforcement officials, five counts of armed criminal action and one count of shooting a firearm at a vehicle, a police department spokesman said, adding that Harris was being detained on a $250,000 cash-only bond.

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–Posted by Jenna Berbeo

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