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Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Shot Six Times

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 A week of simmering tensions boiled over in Ferguson as gunfire and tear gas flew through the air and autopsy results show Michael Brown was shot six times.


 "A Sunday that started with prayers ... took a very different turn after dark," said Missouri State Police Capt. Ron Johnson.

 This was "pre-planned agitation," not civil disobedience, he said.

 The overnight violence marked the fiercest clashes yet between police and protesters furious over the death of the unarmed teenager.

 Officers fired tear gas into a crowd of hundreds of protesters, including children, who were marching toward a police command post despite an impending midnight curfew.

 St. Louis County police said several protesters had thrown Molotov cocktails toward the officers before authorities shot tear gas toward them.

 But protester Lisha Williams challenged that narrative.

 "That is a lie. It was no fight, it was no shots fired," Williams told CNN late Sunday night. "All we did was march to the command center to fall to our knees and say, 'Don't shoot.' And they started shooting."

 The clashes kept escalating, with the St. Charles County sheriff's officials saying shots were fired in their direction.

 St. Louis County police said at least two people had been shot in Ferguson, but not by police. The spokesman also said there have been a few reports of looting in the area, but most of the crowds had dispersed after midnight.


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