PHOTOS: Protests get heated in Tower Grove neighborhood Thursday - KMOV.com

PHOTOS: Protests get heated in Tower Grove neighborhood Thursday night

Posted: Updated:

(KMOV.com) – News 4's Matt Sczesny reports that some protesters have been hit with pepper spray near the intersection of Grand and Arsenal. A police car's driver side window was also seen smashed in and a pharmacy's glass door was broken.

Authorities told News 4 a section of Grand Avenue was closed because protesters were walking into the street. Protesters later moved south near the intersecton of Grand Avenue and Flora Court.

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said someone threw a knife at a police officer, the knife landed on the ground. Dotson said police showed restraint. Two people were arrested. Once officer was injured.

Matt Sczesny spoke to Chief Dotson Thursday night about the scene at Grand and Arsenal:

Around 200-300 protesters were moving towards the intersection of Grand and Lafayette earlier Thursday evening. Much of Grand Avenue near I-44 is still closed as of 12:00 a.m. early Friday.

The protesters were demonstrating after an officer shot Vonderrit Myers, Jr. Myers was shot Wednesday night near the intersection of Shaw Avenue and Klemm Avenue

Powered by Frankly