Live blog part 4: Protests, fires, looting continue into Tuesday
COLUMBIA - (This is part four of our live blog. Read part one on the hours leading to the grand jury announcement, part two on reaction immediately following and part three on the chaos leading into Tuesday morning.)
CNN reports gunshots fired shortly after 9:35 p.m. in Ferguson where protesters were clashing with police in the wake of a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of Michael Brown.
Several fires broke out, in trash cans and vehicles.
Police issued orders to disperse fired cannisters. Media reports said it was tear gas, but a St. Louis Police Twitter account said it was smoke.
Protesters broke windows at several stores. This comes despite multiple calls for peace from President Barack Obama, Missouri governor Jay Nixon and many community leaders
This live blog features reaction from local activists, select media organizations and officials from government and law enforcement.
Gas station gutted in Dellwood https://t.co/wVFRmxEUh7— Paul Hampel (@phampel) November 25, 2014
Useless. pic.twitter.com/qXQYAIxz1y— jg (@JustinGlawe) November 25, 2014
Belmar: 29 arrests tonight that he's aware of. #Ferguson— Lisa Brown (@LisaBrownSTL) November 25, 2014
St. Louis County Police Chief says an elderly man was carjacked and run over in the #Ferguson area tonight.— Rob Edwards (@RobertDEdwards) November 25, 2014
U City officer shot in arm "totally unrelated" to #Ferguson, Belmar said.— Christopher Ave (@ChristopherAve) November 25, 2014
County Police Chief Jon Belmar: "What I've seen tonight is probably much worse than the worst night that we ever had in August." #Ferguson— Rob Edwards (@RobertDEdwards) November 25, 2014
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar: "I personally heard about 150 shots fired." #Ferguson— Rob Edwards (@RobertDEdwards) November 25, 2014
U. City officer was shot in the arm. He is expected to be okay. Shooting may not be related to #Ferguson unrest.— St. Louis County PD (@stlcountypd) November 25, 2014
Conoco gas station on fire in Dellwood pic.twitter.com/nHtFFNZnP0— Jon Swaine (@jonswaine) November 25, 2014
Damage to windows of Post Office located at Grand and Connecticut reported. Officers responding.— St. Louis, MO Police (@SLMPD) November 25, 2014
CORRECTION: Dellwood City Hall not on fire. A car near the bldg was set on fire.— St. Louis County PD (@stlcountypd) November 25, 2014