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A St. Louis County police officer takes cover behind a car after shots were fired during a protest march on August 9, 2015 on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri. Over 50 shots were reportedly exchanged on the day marking the one year anniversary of the death of an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a white police officer, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
A St. Louis County police officer takes cover behind a car after shots were fired during a protest march on August 9, 2015 on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri. Over 50 shots were reportedly exchanged on the day marking the one year anniversary of the death of an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a white police officer, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
A St. Louis County police officers take cover behind a car after shots were fired during a protest march on August 9, 2015 on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri. Over 50 shots were reportedly exchanged on the day marking the one year anniversary of the death of an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a white police officer, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
A St. Louis County police officers respond in an MRAD vehicle after shots were fired during a protest march on August 9, 2015 on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri. Over 50 shots were reportedly exchanged on the day marking the one year anniversary of the death of an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a white police officer, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
A St. Louis County police officers respond after shots were fired during a protest march on August 9, 2015 on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri. Over 50 shots were reportedly exchanged on the day marking the one year anniversary of the death of an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a white police officer, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
A St. Louis County police officers respond in an MRAD vehicle after shots were fired during a protest march on August 9, 2015 on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri. Over 50 shots were reportedly exchanged on the day marking the one year anniversary of the death of an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a white police officer, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
A St. Louis County police officers respond after shots were fired during a protest march on August 9, 2015 on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri. Over 50 shots were reportedly exchanged on the day marking the one year anniversary of the death of an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a white police officer, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
A St. Louis County police officers takes cover behind a car after shots were fired during a protest march on August 9, 2015 on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri. Over 50 shots were reportedly exchanged on the day marking the one year anniversary of the death of an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a white police officer, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
A St. Louis County police officer takes cover behind a car after shots were fired during a protest march on August 9, 2015 on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri. Over 50 shots were exchanged on the day marking the one year anniversary of the death of an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a white police officer, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
A St. Louis County police officer directs an oncoming car looking to evacuate the area after a police involved shooting during a protest march on August 9, 2015 on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri. Over 50 shots were exchanged on the day marking the one year anniversary of the death of an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a white police officer, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
A St. Louis County police officer directs an oncoming car looking to evacuate the area after a police involved shooting during a protest march on August 9, 2015 on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri. Over 50 shots were exchanged on the day marking the one year anniversary of the death of an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a white police officer, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
A man operates a remote control drone camera device prior to a protest march on August 9, 2015 on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, marking the one year anniversary of an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a white police officer, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators participate in a protest march on August 9, 2015 on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, marking the one year anniversary of an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a white police officer, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators participate in a protest march on August 9, 2015 on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, marking the one year anniversary of an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a white police officer, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators participate in a protest march on August 9, 2015 on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, marking the one year anniversary of an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a white police officer, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators participate in a protest march on August 9, 2015 on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, marking the one year anniversary of an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a white police officer, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators stage a die-in during a Michael Brown memorial protest in Brooklyn, New York on August 9, 2015. Demonstrators showed support on the one year anniversary on the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
A woman holds a poster during a Michael Brown memorial protest in Brooklyn, New York on August 9, 2015. Demonstrators showed support on the one year anniversary on the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
A woman holds a poster with the picture of police officer Darren Wilson during a Michael Brown memorial rally on Union Square August 9, 2015 in New York. Demonstrators showed support on the one year anniversary on the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
A woman holds a poster during a Michael Brown memorial rally on Union Square August 9, 2015 in New York. Demonstrators showed support on the one year anniversary on the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
A woman holds a poster during a Michael Brown memorial rally on Union Square August 9, 2015 in New York. Demonstrators showed support on the one year anniversary on the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
People hold posters during a Michael Brown memorial rally on Union Square August 9, 2015 in New York. Demonstrators showed support on the one year anniversary on the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
A man attends a Michael Brown memorial rally on Union Square August 9, 2015 in New York. Demonstrators showed support on the one year anniversary on the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
A woman holds a poster bearing the portrait of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old black woman who killed herself in a Texas jail cell on July 13th, during a Michael Brown memorial rally on Union Square August 9, 2015 in New York. Demonstrators showed support on the one year anniversary on the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators stage a die-in during a Michael Brown memorial protest in Brooklyn, New York on August 9, 2015. Demonstrators showed support Sunday on the one year anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. PHOTO/ KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators march during a Michael Brown memorial protest in Brooklyn, New York on August 9, 2015. Demonstrators showed support Sunday on the one year anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. PHOTO/ KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators march during a Michael Brown memorial protest in Brooklyn, New York on August 9, 2015. Demonstrators showed support Sunday on the one year anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. PHOTO/ KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
people attend a memorial service for 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr. on August 9, 2015 at the Canfield Apartments in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred demonstrators stood in silence Sunday at the spot where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a white police officer one year ago, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. Two white doves were released over the crowd that gathered to mark the anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death in a fateful encounter August 9, 2014 with white police officer Darren Wilson. The crowd, about 300 strong, observed four and a half minutes of silence, one minute for each of the four and a half hours that Brown's body lay face down in the street before being taken away. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
A makeshift memorial in the street during a memorial service for 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr. on August 9, 2015 at the Canfield Apartments in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred demonstrators stood in silence Sunday at the spot where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a white police officer one year ago, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. Two white doves were released over the crowd that gathered to mark the anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death in a fateful encounter August 9, 2014 with white police officer Darren Wilson. The crowd, about 300 strong, observed four and a half minutes of silence, one minute for each of the four and a half hours that Brown's body lay face down in the street before being taken away. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Michael Brown Sr., father of slain 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr. attends a memorial service for his son on August 9, 2015 at the Canfield Apartments in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred demonstrators stood in silence Sunday at the spot where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a white police officer one year ago, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. Two white doves were released over the crowd that gathered to mark the anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death in a fateful encounter August 9, 2014 with white police officer Darren Wilson. The crowd, about 300 strong, observed four and a half minutes of silence, one minute for each of the four and a half hours that Brown's body lay face down in the street before being taken away. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Michael Brown Sr., father of slain 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr. attends a memorial service for his son on August 9, 2015 at the Canfield Apartments in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred demonstrators stood in silence Sunday at the spot where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a white police officer one year ago, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. Two white doves were released over the crowd that gathered to mark the anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death in a fateful encounter August 9, 2014 with white police officer Darren Wilson. The crowd, about 300 strong, observed four and a half minutes of silence, one minute for each of the four and a half hours that Brown's body lay face down in the street before being taken away. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators march during a Michael Brown memorial protest in Brooklyn, New York on August 9, 2015. Demonstrators showed support Sunday on the one year anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. PHOTO/ KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators take part in a Michael Brown memorial protest in Brooklyn, New York on August 9, 2015. Demonstrators showed support Sunday on the one year anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. PHOTO/ KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators take part on a die-in during a Michael Brown memorial protest in Brooklyn, New York on August 9, 2015. Demonstrators showed support Sunday on the one year anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. PHOTO/ KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators take part on a die-in during a Michael Brown memorial protest in Brooklyn, New York on August 9, 2015. Demonstrators showed support Sunday on the one year anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. PHOTO/ KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators take part on a die-in during a Michael Brown memorial protest in Brooklyn, New York on August 9, 2015. Demonstrators showed support Sunday on the one year anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. PHOTO/ KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators take part on a die-in during a Michael Brown memorial protest in Brooklyn, New York on August 9, 2015. Demonstrators showed support Sunday on the one year anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. PHOTO/ KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
A man (C) is arrested during a Michael Brown memorial protest in Brooklyn, New York on August 9, 2015. Demonstrators showed support Sunday on the one year anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. PHOTO/ KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators march during a Michael Brown memorial protest in Brooklyn, New York on August 9, 2015. Demonstrators showed support Sunday on the one year anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. PHOTO/ KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
A man resists police as he is arrested during a Michael Brown memorial protest in Brooklyn, New York on August 9, 2015. Demonstrators showed support Sunday on the one year anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. PHOTO/ KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
A man is arrested as he attends a Michael Brown memorial protest in Brooklyn, New York on August 9, 2015. Demonstrators showed support Sunday on the one year anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. PHOTO/ KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
A man is arrested as he attends a Michael Brown memorial protest in Brooklyn, New York on August 9, 2015. Demonstrators showed support Sunday on the one year anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. PHOTO/ KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
Michael Brown Sr.(4th-R at microphone) father of slain 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr. speaks during a memorial service for slain 18 year-old Michael Brown Jr. on August 9, 2015 at the Canfield Apartments in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred demonstrators stood in silence Sunday at the spot where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a white police officer one year ago, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. Two white doves were released over the crowd that gathered to mark the anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death in a fateful encounter August 9, 2014 with white police officer Darren Wilson. The crowd, about 300 strong, observed four and a half minutes of silence, one minute for each of the four and a half hours that Brown's body lay face down in the street before being taken away. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Michael Brown Sr.(C) father of slain 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr. speaks during a memorial service for slain 18 year-old Michael Brown Jr. on August 9, 2015 at the Canfield Apartments in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred demonstrators stood in silence Sunday at the spot where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a white police officer one year ago, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. Two white doves were released over the crowd that gathered to mark the anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death in a fateful encounter August 9, 2014 with white police officer Darren Wilson. The crowd, about 300 strong, observed four and a half minutes of silence, one minute for each of the four and a half hours that Brown's body lay face down in the street before being taken away. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
A dove is released while a moment of silence is held during a memorial service for slain 18 year-old Michael Brown Jr. on August 9, 2015 at the Canfield Apartments in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred demonstrators stood in silence Sunday at the spot where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a white police officer one year ago, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. Two white doves were released over the crowd that gathered to mark the anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death in a fateful encounter August 9, 2014 with white police officer Darren Wilson. The crowd, about 300 strong, observed four and a half minutes of silence, one minute for each of the four and a half hours that Brown's body lay face down in the street before being taken away. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
A woman holds a 'Black Lives Matter' sign during a memorial service for slain 18 year-old Michael Brown Jr. on August 9, 2015 at the Canfield Apartments in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred demonstrators stood in silence Sunday at the spot where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a white police officer one year ago, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. Two white doves were released over the crowd that gathered to mark the anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death in a fateful encounter August 9, 2014 with white police officer Darren Wilson. The crowd, about 300 strong, observed four and a half minutes of silence, one minute for each of the four and a half hours that Brown's body lay face down in the street before being taken away. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Community Activist Anthony Shahid(2nd-R) speaks during a memorial service for slain 18 year-old Michael Brown Jr. on August 9, 2015 at the Canfield Apartments in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred demonstrators stood in silence Sunday at the spot where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a white police officer one year ago, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. Two white doves were released over the crowd that gathered to mark the anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death in a fateful encounter August 9, 2014 with white police officer Darren Wilson. The crowd, about 300 strong, observed four and a half minutes of silence, one minute for each of the four and a half hours that Brown's body lay face down in the street before being taken away. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Community Activist Anthony Shahid(L) speaks during a memorial service for slain 18 year-old Michael Brown Jr. on August 9, 2015 at the Canfield Apartments in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred demonstrators stood in silence Sunday at the spot where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a white police officer one year ago, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. Two white doves were released over the crowd that gathered to mark the anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death in a fateful encounter August 9, 2014 with white police officer Darren Wilson. The crowd, about 300 strong, observed four and a half minutes of silence, one minute for each of the four and a half hours that Brown's body lay face down in the street before being taken away. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Community Activist Anthony Shahid(C) speaks during a memorial service for slain 18 year-old Michael Brown Jr. on August 9, 2015 at the Canfield Apartments in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred demonstrators stood in silence Sunday at the spot where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a white police officer one year ago, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. Two white doves were released over the crowd that gathered to mark the anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death in a fateful encounter August 9, 2014 with white police officer Darren Wilson. The crowd, about 300 strong, observed four and a half minutes of silence, one minute for each of the four and a half hours that Brown's body lay face down in the street before being taken away. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
A street sign at the intersection of Canfield and Caddiefield Dr. is seen during a memorial service for slain 18 year-old Michael Brown Jr. on August 9, 2015 at the Canfield Apartments in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred demonstrators stood in silence Sunday at the spot where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a white police officer one year ago, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. Two white doves were released over the crowd that gathered to mark the anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death in a fateful encounter August 9, 2014 with white police officer Darren Wilson. The crowd, about 300 strong, observed four and a half minutes of silence, one minute for each of the four and a half hours that Brown's body lay face down in the street before being taken away. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Community Activist Anthony Shahid(C) speaks during a memorial service for slain 18 year-old Michael Brown Jr. on August 9, 2015 at the Canfield Apartments in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred demonstrators stood in silence Sunday at the spot where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a white police officer one year ago, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. Two white doves were released over the crowd that gathered to mark the anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death in a fateful encounter August 9, 2014 with white police officer Darren Wilson. The crowd, about 300 strong, observed four and a half minutes of silence, one minute for each of the four and a half hours that Brown's body lay face down in the street before being taken away. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
A woman wears a shirt with 'Black Lives Matter' during a memorial service for slain 18 year-old Michael Brown Jr. on August 9, 2015 at the Canfield Apartments in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred demonstrators stood in silence Sunday at the spot where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a white police officer one year ago, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. Two white doves were released over the crowd that gathered to mark the anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death in a fateful encounter August 9, 2014 with white police officer Darren Wilson. The crowd, about 300 strong, observed four and a half minutes of silence, one minute for each of the four and a half hours that Brown's body lay face down in the street before being taken away. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
People hold signs during a memorial service for slain 18 year-old Michael Brown Jr. on August 9, 2015 at the Canfield Apartments in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred demonstrators stood in silence Sunday at the spot where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a white police officer one year ago, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. Two white doves were released over the crowd that gathered to mark the anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death in a fateful encounter August 9, 2014 with white police officer Darren Wilson. The crowd, about 300 strong, observed four and a half minutes of silence, one minute for each of the four and a half hours that Brown's body lay face down in the street before being taken away. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
People hold signs during a memorial service for slain 18 year-old Michael Brown Jr. on August 9, 2015 at the Canfield Apartments in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred demonstrators stood in silence Sunday at the spot where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a white police officer one year ago, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. Two white doves were released over the crowd that gathered to mark the anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death in a fateful encounter August 9, 2014 with white police officer Darren Wilson. The crowd, about 300 strong, observed four and a half minutes of silence, one minute for each of the four and a half hours that Brown's body lay face down in the street before being taken away. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
People hold signs during a memorial service for slain 18 year-old Michael Brown Jr. on August 9, 2015 at the Canfield Apartments in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred demonstrators stood in silence Sunday at the spot where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a white police officer one year ago, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief. Two white doves were released over the crowd that gathered to mark the anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death in a fateful encounter August 9, 2014 with white police officer Darren Wilson. The crowd, about 300 strong, observed four and a half minutes of silence, one minute for each of the four and a half hours that Brown's body lay face down in the street before being taken away. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators protest during a march on August 8, 2015 at the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred people marched Saturday in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, which shone a spotlight on race relations in America. The crowd worked its way along one of the avenues hit by fierce rioting last November when a court decided not to indict the white officer who shot 18-year-old Brown. AFP PHOTO/MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators protest during a march on August 8, 2015 at the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred people marched Saturday in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, which shone a spotlight on race relations in America. The crowd worked its way along one of the avenues hit by fierce rioting last November when a court decided not to indict the white officer who shot 18-year-old Brown. AFP PHOTO/MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators protest during a march on August 8, 2015 at the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred people marched Saturday in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, which shone a spotlight on race relations in America. The crowd worked its way along one of the avenues hit by fierce rioting last November when a court decided not to indict the white officer who shot 18-year-old Brown. AFP PHOTO/MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators protest during a march on August 8, 2015 at the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred people marched Saturday in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, which shone a spotlight on race relations in America. The crowd worked its way along one of the avenues hit by fierce rioting last November when a court decided not to indict the white officer who shot 18-year-old Brown. AFP PHOTO/MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators protest during a march on August 8, 2015 at the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred people marched Saturday in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, which shone a spotlight on race relations in America. The crowd worked its way along one of the avenues hit by fierce rioting last November when a court decided not to indict the white officer who shot 18-year-old Brown. AFP PHOTO/MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators protest during a march on August 8, 2015 at the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred people marched Saturday in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, which shone a spotlight on race relations in America. The crowd worked its way along one of the avenues hit by fierce rioting last November when a court decided not to indict the white officer who shot 18-year-old Brown. AFP PHOTO/MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators protest during a march on August 8, 2015 at the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred people marched Saturday in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, which shone a spotlight on race relations in America. The crowd worked its way along one of the avenues hit by fierce rioting last November when a court decided not to indict the white officer who shot 18-year-old Brown. AFP PHOTO/MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators protest during a march on August 8, 2015 at the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred people marched Saturday in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, which shone a spotlight on race relations in America. The crowd worked its way along one of the avenues hit by fierce rioting last November when a court decided not to indict the white officer who shot 18-year-old Brown. AFP PHOTO/MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators protest during a march on August 8, 2015 at the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred people marched Saturday in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, which shone a spotlight on race relations in America. The crowd worked its way along one of the avenues hit by fierce rioting last November when a court decided not to indict the white officer who shot 18-year-old Brown. AFP PHOTO/MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators protest during a march on August 8, 2015 at the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred people marched Saturday in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, which shone a spotlight on race relations in America. The crowd worked its way along one of the avenues hit by fierce rioting last November when a court decided not to indict the white officer who shot 18-year-old Brown. AFP PHOTO/MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators protest during a march on August 8, 2015 at the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri. Several hundred people marched Saturday in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, which shone a spotlight on race relations in America. The crowd worked its way along one of the avenues hit by fierce rioting last November when a court decided not to indict the white officer who shot 18-year-old Brown. AFP PHOTO/MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Children participate in an youth art build event at O'Fallon Park in St. Louis, Missouri on August 7, 2015. Dozens of children and young adults were on hand to create their own signs and various artwork as a show of solidarity during the one year anniversary of the shooting of 18-year-old teenager Michael Brown Jr. Brown was shot by police on August 9, 2015, in Ferguson, Missouri. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Children participate in an youth art build event at O'Fallon Park in St. Louis, Missouri on August 7, 2015. Dozens of children and young adults were on hand to create their own signs and various artwork as a show of solidarity during the one year anniversary of the shooting of 18-year-old teenager Michael Brown Jr. Brown was shot by police on August 9, 2015, in Ferguson, Missouri. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Children participate in an youth art build event at O'Fallon Park in St. Louis, Missouri on August 7, 2015. Dozens of children and young adults were on hand to create their own signs and various artwork as a show of solidarity during the one year anniversary of the shooting of 18-year-old teenager Michael Brown Jr. Brown was shot by police on August 9, 2015, in Ferguson, Missouri. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Children participate in an youth art build event at O'Fallon Park in St. Louis, Missouri on August 7, 2015. Dozens of children and young adults were on hand to create their own signs and various artwork as a show of solidarity during the one year anniversary of the shooting of 18-year-old teenager Michael Brown Jr. Brown was shot by police on August 9, 2015, in Ferguson, Missouri. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) This November 21, 2014 file photo shows demonstrators as they protest the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. It is an image both shocking and yet sadly familiar: a black teenager face down in the middle of a residential street in a pool of his own blood. In another time, the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014 might have just been another local "incident." But those pictures -- of his uncovered body, of the angry faces of his neighbors as they set fire to a convenience store, of the tear gas and riot gear, of stoic protesters standing with their hands raised -- inspired and politicized a new generation of activists. AFP PHOTO/Michael B. ThomasMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) This November 24, 2014 file photo shows a local storage facility that was set ablaze as demonstrators protested the death of 18-year-old unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot to death by a white police officer, in Ferguson on November 24, 2014. It is an image both shocking and yet sadly familiar: a black teenager face down in the middle of a residential street in a pool of his own blood. In another time, the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014 might have just been another local "incident." But those pictures -- of his uncovered body, of the angry faces of his neighbors as they set fire to a convenience store, of the tear gas and riot gear, of stoic protesters standing with their hands raised -- inspired and politicized a new generation of activists. AFP PHOTO/Michael B. ThomasMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) This November 22, 2014 file photo shows protestors as they block traffic as they take to the streets as a show of civil disobedience in Ferguson, Missouri. It is an image both shocking and yet sadly familiar: a black teenager face down in the middle of a residential street in a pool of his own blood. In another time, the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014 might have just been another local "incident." But those pictures -- of his uncovered body, of the angry faces of his neighbors as they set fire to a convenience store, of the tear gas and riot gear, of stoic protesters standing with their hands raised -- inspired and politicized a new generation of activists. AFP PHOTO/Michael B.ThomasMichael B.Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) This November 19, 2014 file photo shows police officers as they stand in riot gear during a protest outside the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri. It is an image both shocking and yet sadly familiar: a black teenager face down in the middle of a residential street in a pool of his own blood. In another time, the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014 might have just been another local "incident." But those pictures -- of his uncovered body, of the angry faces of his neighbors as they set fire to a convenience store, of the tear gas and riot gear, of stoic protesters standing with their hands raised -- inspired and politicized a new generation of activists. AFP PHOTO / Michael B. ThomasMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) This November 21, 2014 file photo shows demonstrators as they shout slogans protesting the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. It is an image both shocking and yet sadly familiar: a black teenager face down in the middle of a residential street in a pool of his own blood. In another time, the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014 might have just been another local "incident." But those pictures -- of his uncovered body, of the angry faces of his neighbors as they set fire to a convenience store, of the tear gas and riot gear, of stoic protesters standing with their hands raised -- inspired and politicized a new generation of activists. AFP PHOTO/Michael B. ThomasMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) This November 24, 2014 file photo shows firefighters as they work to extinguish a local business after it iwas set on fire as demonstrators protested the death of 18-year-old unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot to death by a white police officer, in Ferguson. It is an image both shocking and yet sadly familiar: a black teenager face down in the middle of a residential street in a pool of his own blood. In another time, the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014 might have just been another local "incident." But those pictures -- of his uncovered body, of the angry faces of his neighbors as they set fire to a convenience store, of the tear gas and riot gear, of stoic protesters standing with their hands raised -- inspired and politicized a new generation of activists. AFP PHOTO/Michael B. ThomasMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) This November 24, 2014 file photo shows onlookers as they try to extinguish a fire that was set to a trash can as demonstrators protest the death of 18-year-old unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot to death by a white police officer, in Ferguson on November 24, 2014. It is an image both shocking and yet sadly familiar: a black teenager face down in the middle of a residential street in a pool of his own blood. In another time, the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014 might have just been another local "incident." But those pictures -- of his uncovered body, of the angry faces of his neighbors as they set fire to a convenience store, of the tear gas and riot gear, of stoic protesters standing with their hands raised -- inspired and politicized a new generation of activists. AFP PHOTO/Michael B. ThomasMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) This November 24, 2014 file photo shows onlookers as they try to extinguish a fire that was set to a trash can as demonstrators protest the death of 18-year-old unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot to death by a white police officer, in Ferguson on November 24, 2014. It is an image both shocking and yet sadly familiar: a black teenager face down in the middle of a residential street in a pool of his own blood. In another time, the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014 might have just been another local "incident." But those pictures -- of his uncovered body, of the angry faces of his neighbors as they set fire to a convenience store, of the tear gas and riot gear, of stoic protesters standing with their hands raised -- inspired and politicized a new generation of activists. AFP PHOTO/Michael B. ThomasMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Police stand near a broken cash register in a parking lot after the front windows of a business were broken out along West Florissant Avenue, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Sunday marks one year since Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Police form a line across West Florissant Ave. during a protest, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. The one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson began with a march in his honor and ended with a protest that was interrupted by gunfire. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Members of the St. Louis County Police Department take cover at a protest in Ferguson, Mo., Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. The one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson began with a march in his honor and ended with a protest that was interrupted by gunfire. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
A police officer questions a person near the site of a shooting in Ferguson, Mo., Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. The one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson began with a march in his honor and ended with a protest that was interrupted by gunfire. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Protesters march in the rain, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Sunday marks one year since Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
People protest on West Florissant Ave., Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo., on the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown being shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. (Cristina M. Fletes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
Police take cover behind a vehicle during a protest in Ferguson, Mo., Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. The one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson began with a march in his honor and ended with a protest that was interrupted by gunfire. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
People come to the aid of a distraught woman after gunshots were fired near a protest in Ferguson, Mo., Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. The one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson began with a march in his honor and ended with a protest that was interrupted by gunfire. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
A protester stands in the rain while marching, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Sunday marks one year since Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Michael Brown Sr., right, hugs his wife, Cal Brown, at the spot where his son, Michael Brown, was killed one year ago Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Sunday marks one year since Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Michael Brown Sr., center, takes part in a march in remembrance of his son, Michael Brown, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Sunday marks one year since Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Syreeta Myers wipes away tears before taking part in a march in memory of her son, VonDerrit Myers Jr., on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in St. Louis. Myers, a black 18-year-old shot and killed last October by an off-duty St. Louis police officer. The city prosecutor in May announced the officer acted in self-defense after being fired upon by Myers while an attorney for Myers' family says Myers was not armed. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Protesters gather outside the Ferguson Police Department Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Sunday will mark one year since Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Hundreds take part in a march in memory of VonDerrit Myers Jr., on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in St. Louis. Myers, a black 18-year-old shot and killed last October by an off-duty St. Louis police officer. The city prosecutor in May announced the officer acted in self-defense after being fired upon by Myers while an attorney for Myers' family says Myers was not armed. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
A crowd prays at the spot in Canfield Green Apartments on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, where Michael Brown was fatally shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson one year ago today . During the ceremony, the crowd stood silently stands in silence for 4? minutes to represent the 4? hours Michael Brown's body lay in the street. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
Police stand near a suspect in a parking lot after gunfire during a protest on the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said that plainclothes officers had been tracking the man, who they believed was armed, during the protest. Belmar said the man opened fire on police and was struck when the officers returned fire. The man was taken to a hospital, where Belmar said he was in surgery early Monday morning. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Gina Gowey, of Ferguson, Mo., protests on West Florissant Ave., Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in Ferguson, on the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown being shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. (Huy Mach/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
Protesters march in the rain, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Sunday marks one year since Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Andre Powell, left, an organizer with Baltimore People's Power Assembly, and Rev. C.D. Witherspoon, president of the Baltimore SCLC, lead a march on North Avenue in Baltimore, Saturday, Aug. 8 2015, the eve of the anniversary of Michael Brown's death during a confrontation with a police officer. The rally and march began at one of the sites of unrest following the death of Freddie Gray, who died after being arrested by Baltimore police in April. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Isaiah Simpson, center, links arms with demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter rally, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. The rally was held near where a Memphis Police officer shot and killed Darrius Stewart during a traffic stop on Friday, July 17, 2015. Members of the New Directions Church and Mid-South Peace and Justice Center joined the rally to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Demonstrators participate in a protest march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015. A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
St. Louis County Police and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers stand on guard as protesters march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015. A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper (C) is seen writing at the conclusion of a protest march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015. A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
St. Louis County Police and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers (L) stand on guard as protesters (R) march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015. A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol (C) looks on during a protest march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015. A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
St. Louis County Police and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers stand on guard as protesters march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015. A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
A demonstrator yells in front of police officers during a protest march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015. A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
St. Louis County Police and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers stand on point as protestors march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015. A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
A group of demonstrators (R) yells in front of police officers during a protest march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015. A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
A group of demonstrators (R) yells in front of police officers during a protest march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015. A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
A group of demonstrators yells in front of police officers during a protest march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015. A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
St. Louis County Police and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers (C) stand guard as protesters (R) march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015. A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
A demonstrator (R) looks on in front of police officers during a protest march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015. A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
St. Louis County Police and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers (C) stand guard as protesters (foreground) march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015. A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
A demonstrator (R) walks in front of police officers during a protest march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015. A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
St. Louis County Police and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers (C) stand guard as protesters (foreground) march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015. A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
A woman (R) shouts slogans into a megaphone during a protest march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015. A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
St. Louis County Police and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers stand guard as protesters march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015. A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
A demonstrator takes part in a protest march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015. A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Missouri Highway Patrol troopers (in background) keep watch outside a local business during a protest march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015. A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Police officers survey the damage after a local business was burglarized and looted during a protest march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015. A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Police officers survey the damage after a local business was burglarized and looted during a protest march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015. A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Missouri Highway Patrol troopers watch outside a local business during a protest march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015. A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
Police officers survey the damage after a local business was burglarized and looted during a protest march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015. A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Police come upon a man lying in a parking lot with what appears to be gunshot wounds after a barrage of gun fire erupted along West Florrisant Street during a demonstration to mark the 1-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: A young boy looks at a man lying in a parking lot with what appears to be gunshot wounds after a barrage of gun fire erupted along West Florrisant Street during a demonstration to mark the 1-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, march along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, block traffic during a protest along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, march along West Florrisant Street in the driving rain on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, march along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, face off with police during a protest along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, face off with police during a protest along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, march along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, block traffic during a protest along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, march along West Florrisant Street in the driving rain on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, march along West Florrisant Street in the driving rain on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, march along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, face off with police during a protest along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, face off with police during a protest along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, protest along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: A man with a rifle stands guard in front of a store as demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, protest along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. The store had been looted several times during rioting over the past year. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, march along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, march along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, march along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, march along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, march along West Florrisant Street in the driving rain on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, face off with police during a protest along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, face off with police during a protest along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, face off with police during a protest along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: A demonstrator, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, stops to take a selfie while protesting along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, protest along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, march along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, face off with police during a protest along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, march along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, stage a die in along West Florrisant Street in a driving rain on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, stage a die in along West Florrisant Street in a driving rain on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, protest along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, protest along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, protest along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, protest along West Florrisant Street on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, march along West Florrisant Street in a driving rain on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, march along West Florrisant Street in a driving rain on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, march along West Florrisant Street in a driving rain on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Police guard a strip mall along West Florrisant Street after a store was looted during a demonstration to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, march along West Florrisant Street in a driving rain on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, march along West Florrisant Street in a driving rain on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, march along West Florrisant Street in a driving rain on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, march along West Florrisant Street in a driving rain on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, march along West Florrisant Street in a driving rain on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, march along West Florrisant Street in a driving rain on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Police take cover as a barrage of gunfire erupts along West Florrisant Street during a demonstration to mark the 1-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Police guard a strip mall along West Florrisant Street during a demonstration to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. At least one store was looted during the evening and there are reports that two people were shot when gunfire broke out. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Police take cover after a barrage of gunfire erupted along West Florrisant Street during a demonstration to mark the 1-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Police take cover as a barrage of gunfire erupts along West Florrisant Street during a demonstration to mark the 1-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Police take cover as a barrage of gunfire erupts along West Florrisant Street during a demonstration to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: A man pauses at a plaque in the sidewalk which honors Michael Brown following a memorial service marking the anniversary of Brown's death on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: People walk past a plaque in the sidewalk which honors Michael Brown following a memorial service marking the anniversary of Brown's death on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: People attend a memorial service to mark the anniversary of Michael Brown's death on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: People attend a memorial service to mark the anniversary of Michael Brown's death on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Activist Cornel West chats with people as he leaves the Canfield Green Apartments where Michael Brown was killed following a memorial service marking the anniversary of his death on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: People march from the Canfield Green Apartments where Michael Brown was killed past a vacant lot where a gas station once stood following a memorial service marking the anniversary of Brown's death on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. The gas station was looted and burned during rioting the day after Brown was killed. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: A vehicle leaves the Canfield Green Apartments where Michael Brown was killed following a memorial service marking the anniversary of his death on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Activist Cornel West pauses to clear debris from a plaque in the sidewalk which honors Michael Brown following a memorial service marking the anniversary of Brown's death on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO - AUGUST 09: Police investigate a drive-by shooting which occurred a few blocks from the Canfield Green Apartments in Ferguson where a memorial service had just been held to mark the anniversary of Michael Brown's death on August 9, 2015 in unincorporated St. Louis County, Missouri. One person was reported to have been wounded in the shooting. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Roses lie next to a plaque in the sidewalk which honors Michael Brown following a memorial service marking the anniversary of Brown's death on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Activist Cornel West (hand on chest) pauses at a plaque in the sidewalk honoring Michael Brown following a memorial service marking the anniversary of Brown's death on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
DELLWOOD, MO - AUGUST 09: People march from the Canfield Green Apartments in Ferguson where Michael Brown was killed following a memorial service marking the anniversary of his death on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: Children gathered outside the Canfield Green Apartments where Michael Brown was killed listen to speakers during a memorial service marking the anniversary of his death on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: People gathered outside the Canfield Green Apartments where Michael Brown was killed listen to speakers during a memorial service marking the anniversary of his death on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 09: People gathered outside the Canfield Green Apartments where Michael Brown was killed listens to speakers during a memorial service marking the anniversary of his death on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Prosecutors in Ferguson, Missouri, have charged an 18-year-old man with assaulting police officers on the anniversary of the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

Tyrone Harris Jr opened fire on officers and was critically wounded when they shot back, St Louis County's police chief said.

But his father called the police version of events "a bunch of lies". He said his son was unarmed and had been drawn into a dispute involving two groups of young people.

St Louis County prosecutors announced 10 charges against Harris - five counts of armed criminal action, four counts of first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and a firearms charge.

Protest groups have condemned the police response to protesters who gathered along West Florissant Avenue on Sunday.

The anniversary of Brown's killing, which cast greater scrutiny on how police interact with black communities, has sparked days of renewed protests, though until Sunday they had been peaceful and without any arrests.

St Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said at a news conference that officers had been tracking the suspect, who they believed was armed, during a protest marking the death of Brown.

At the height of what was already a rowdy protest in which rocks and bottles were thrown at officers, gunshots rang out from the area near a strip of shops, including some that had been looted.

At one point, the suspect crossed the street and apparently spotted the plain clothes officers arriving in an unmarked van with distinctive red and blue police lights, police said. Harris is said to have shot into the windscreen.

The officers fired back at him from inside the vehicle and then pursued him on foot when he ran.

The suspect fired on officers again after he became trapped in a fenced-in area, the police chief said, and all four officers fired back. He was struck and fell.

Harris was taken to a hospital, where he is in a "critical, unstable" condition.

Tyrone Harris Sr told The Associated Press his son was a close friend of Michael Brown and was in Ferguson on Sunday night to pay respects.

Harris said his son got caught up in a dispute among two groups of young people and was "running for his life" after gunfire broke out. He said his son had no weapons.

"My son was running to the police to ask for help, and he was shot," he said. "It's all a bunch of lies ... They're making my son look like a criminal."

The father said he spoke with two girls who were with his son.

St. Louis County Police and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers (L) stand on guard as protesters (R) march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015. A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images
St. Louis County Police and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers (L) stand on guard as protesters (R) march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2015. A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of 18-year-old black teen Michael Brown's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end on August 9 as gunfire left at least one protester injured. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMASMichael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images

The suspect had a semi-automatic 9mm gun that was stolen last year from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, police said.

None of the officers were seriously injured. All four have been put on administrative leave, which is standard procedure. They were not wearing body cameras.

Police chief Belmar waved off any notion that the people with the weapons were part of the protest.

"They were criminals. They weren't protesters," he said.

Kayla Reed, a field organiser with the Organisation of Black Struggle, said: "It was a poor decision to use plain clothes officers in a protest setting because it made it difficult for people to identify police officers, which is essential to the safety of community members.

"After a year of protest and conversation around police accountability, having plain clothes officers without body cameras and proper identification in the protest setting leaves us with only the officer's account of the incident, which is clearly problematic."

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