FERGUSON, Mo. (CBS St. Louis/AP) — The body of a black male was reportedly found near Canfield Green Apartments in Ferguson, the same complex where Michael Brown was fatally shot by officer Darren Wilson during an altercation Aug. 9.
KTVI-TV reports that the man, in his 20s, was shot to death and set on fire. KMOX has sent a reporter to the scene.[tweet https://twitter.com/PERTZFOX/status/537269726754660352 width=’330′]
The St. Louis County Police Department released the following statement:
“The St. Louis County Police Department is on the 9400 block of Glenn Owen in Ferguson, MO, near the intersection of Windwood and Glenn Owen.
At approximately 9 a.m. today, a citizen reported that an unresponsive man was inside a parked vehicle at that location. Responding officers discovered a deceased male inside the vehicle.
No information on the identity of the man or additional information about the man, ownership of the car or circumstances leading up to the discovery. … Detectives from the St. Louis County Crimes Against Persons are enroute to conduct the investigation.
This incident is currently being classified as a suspicious death and will remain so until evidence allows a different classification. No further information at this time.”
The discovery of the body comes after a night of violent protests where gunshots rang out and dozens of buildings were set on fire and looted in the Ferguson area. More than 80 people were arrested in Ferguson and St. Louis after a grand jury decided not to indict Wilson in Brown’s death.
Hospitals report having treated at least 14 people who were injured during the unrest.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis says it admitted two injured people and treated and released five others. It didn’t disclose the nature of the injuries.
Christian Hospital, near Ferguson, says it treated six people for minor injuries, and Saint Louis University Hospital says it treated one person.
Many Ferguson-area districts cancelled classes out of concern about the safety of getting children to and from school.
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