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Suspect shot by officers Sunday night in Ferguson now stable

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Tyrone Harris Jr., 18, is facing 10 felony charges after he allegedly exchanged gunfire with the detectives, who were in an unmarked police van, in the 9200 block of West Florissant. during a protest in Ferguson Sunday night Tyrone Harris Jr., 18, is facing 10 felony charges after he allegedly exchanged gunfire with the detectives, who were in an unmarked police van, in the 9200 block of West Florissant. during a protest in Ferguson Sunday night

FERGUSON, MO (KMOV.com) – The man accused of firing shots at St. Louis County Police Detectives in Ferguson Sunday night is now in stable condition.

Tyrone Harris Jr., 18, is facing 10 felony charges after he allegedly exchanged gunfire with the detectives, who were in an unmarked police van, in the 9200 block of West Florissant. He was listed in critical, unstable condition at the time, but has improved, police say.

According to the probable cause statement, the detectives saw Harris running across West Florissant firing a handgun while gunfire was being exchanged between two groups of people around 11:20 p.m.

After spotting the suspect, the detectives turned on their emergency lights and drove toward the suspect, who, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said, turned and began firing gunshots. The officers returned fire from inside the vehicle and pursued the man on foot when he ran.

When Harris allegedly fired on the officers for a second time, the chief said, all four officers fired back. The suspect was struck and fell to the ground, police said.

A .9mm semi-automatic handgun, which was reported stolen from Cape Giradeau, Missouri, was recovered next to the suspect, according to the St. Louis County Police Department.

According to a man who identified himself as Harris’ father, his son was in “the wrong place at the wrong time” when the shooting occurred. Tyrone Harris Sr. told News 4 that witnesses said his son was “running away from the situation, and police ended up shooting him.”

According to the probable cause statement, Harris is charged with four counts of first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, five counts of armed criminal action and one count of discharging or shooting a firearm at a motor vehicle. He is currently being held on a $250,000 cash-only bond.

No officers were injured during the shooting.

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