Capt. Johnson: 5 Arrested Last Night in Ferguson

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – At a press conference this morning, Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson said five people were arrested Tuesday night in Ferguson.

Following yesterday morning’s burning of a memorial to 18-year-old Michael Brown, more unrest erupted between police and residents.

Johnson said officers saw gunfire from the protesters but that no one was struck. He said two officers were hurt when the crowds threw rocks and bottles. One was hit with a rock below the eye.

“We cannot have nights like last night,” he said. “Those will not be tolerated.”

Johnson said the Beauty Town store on West Florissant was looted and vandalized, as people tried to steal a cash register. The owner said it was the third time the store had been looted in six weeks.

There was a small fire outside a custard shop, which fire officials said appeared to be intentionally set. Johnson also said a Molotov cocktail was thrown at a parking structure.

Johnson said he did not believe police officers set fire to the memorial to Brown.

He also said he was not aware if Ferguson officers were wearing body cameras last night.

Johnson said the Quik Trip convenience store that burned down has plans to rebuild in Ferguson.

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