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Gunfire Erupts in Ferguson after New Michael Brown Footage Broadcast

Gunfire Erupts in Ferguson after New Michael Brown Footage Broadcast
FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2014 file photo, police stand watch in front of a market in Ferguson, Mo. Life in this working-class St. Louis suburb of modest brick homes and low-rise apartments hasn’t been the same since the shooting of Michael Brown by police. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Shots were fired outside the Ferguson Market on Sunday after new footage was aired on CNN of Michael Brown on the day he was shot.

Police officers were asked to come the Ferguson Market around 10:45 p.m. to help control the crowd, the department said.

Police believe people gathered at the market because of the release of the documentary “Stranger Fruit.”

Brown was shot and killed after he was stopped by police officer Darren Wilson and attacked Wilson. The left has long held that the Brown shooting was an example of systemic police racism, while the Brown autopsy suggests otherwise.

The new footage “casts doubt” on the claim that Brown robbed the market prior to his fatal shooting. Video was released of Brown shoving the clerk in the market and the clerk reported a robbery to the police.

Here’s the footage from the market on the day Brown was shot:

CNN describes the new footage:

The video, filmmaker Jason Pollock argues, suggests that Brown didn’t rob the store but was instead involved in a drug deal with the clerks. The robbery allegation is what led to the confrontation between police and Brown, which resulted in Brown being killed by Officer Darren Wilson.

In the video, Brown, 18, appears to give the clerks a small bag. The clerks then give Brown a bag with cigarillos, which he takes, but he then turns around and gives it back to them before leaving.

The film suggests Brown did not return later that day to rob the store but rather to get the bag back.

The St. Louis County Police told CNN they “cannot confirm its authenticity at this time. If it did occur, the incident is still irrelevant to our investigation because our department investigated the encounter between Michael Brown and Darren Wilson.”

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