Sunday’s peaceful protest over the shooting death of Michael Brown turned into looting by groups of people in Ferguson, MO. Around 8:30 p.m., just 30 minutes after the vigil for Mike Brown began, protesters in a different location became more aggressive.
By 10 p.m., St. Louis County Police had called for more assistance from all surrounding municipalities including St. Louis City and the Missouri Highway Patrol . Tactical units have been deployed across the area and the St. Louis County helicopter is in the air.
At this time, there are reports of several businesses burglarized or looted. A fire was set to the Quik Trip on West Florissant, looting at a tire store and a beauty supply shop as well as reports of damage to a Taco Bell.
Police from other north St. Louis County police departments have also been pulled in to help with crowd control. Police helicopters are patrolling over West Florissant from I-270 to Lucas and Hunt.
Looting is being reported along West Florissant from Chambers Road to Lucas and Hunt.