Vigils And Vandalism In St. Louis Suburb After Police Fatally Shoot A Black Teen

In Ferguson, Mo., protests started outside police headquarters late Sunday over the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old. Police said 32 people were arrested for theft, assault, and burglary.

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Update — Aug. 11, 11:32 a.m. ET:

A vigil for an 18-year-old fatally shot by police was followed by looting and demonstrations Sunday, according to multiple reports.

AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson

Hundreds of people gathered for a vigil in memory of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, who was shot by police on Saturday evening. But following the peaceful vigil,

the atmosphere in Ferguson turned tense and demonstrators took to the streets, hurling bottles at police officers and looting stores, CNN reported.

Police were able to get on top of the looting by around 1:30 a.m. CT, but a command post will remain in Ferguson, reported Fox 2 News. Police arrested 32 people for theft, assault, and burglary, according to reports.

In a statement Monday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said he is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct an independent investigation of the fatal shooting of Brown.

Angry protesters demanded answers and apologies in standoffs with police.

Getting the protestors to sit down. Put hands up in protest. #ferguson

Antonio French@AntonioFrench

Getting the protestors to sit down. Put hands up in protest. #ferguson

3:00 AM - 11 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson

According to Fox 2 News, the looted businesses include Zisser Tire and Auto, AutoZone, QuikTrip (pictured), Family Dollar, Walmart, Footlocker, Ross Dress for Less, Walgreens, Shoe Carnival, Hibbett Sports, Taco Bell, Sprint Store, KMart, DTLR, Phillips 66, and Meineke.

Via Google Maps/Fox 2 News

The looting of Ferguson's QuikTrip was captured on this video:

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Damage at the QuikTrip. The entire store is just about cleared out.

Rachel Lippmann@rlippmann

Damage at the QuikTrip. The entire store is just about cleared out.

4:30 PM - 10 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Fuck the police graffiti popping up everywhere.

Rachel Lippmann@rlippmann

Fuck the police graffiti popping up everywhere.

10:03 PM - 10 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Brown's mother condemned the unrest, according to a reporter for KTVI FOX 2.

Mother of #MikeBrown tells me this looting is disrespecting memory of her son. Lesley McSpadden not endorsing rally today

Betsey Bruce@betseybruce

Mother of #MikeBrown tells me this looting is disrespecting memory of her son. Lesley McSpadden not endorsing rally today

7:40 AM - 11 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I just want everyone to know and understand that the stealing and breaking in stores is not what Mike will want, it is very upsetting to me and my family. Our family didn't ask for this but for Justice and Peace…. Please let my family grieve in Peace in stop the violence in the street tonight, we don't want this happening when we protest for justice for my cousin Mike Brown, please get this message out to the people that the Mike Brown family do not want this.

Local leaders urged calm amid standoffs between the community and the police.

And residents continued to mourn Brown.

In Canfield Gardens, people lay candles at the site where Michael fell. #MichaelBrown

Rachel Lippmann@rlippmann

In Canfield Gardens, people lay candles at the site where Michael fell. #MichaelBrown

3:13 AM - 11 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Fires were started.

There's a dumpster on fire outside a looted store. #ferguson #michaelbrown

Rachel Lippmann@rlippmann

There's a dumpster on fire outside a looted store. #ferguson #michaelbrown

5:01 PM - 10 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This video shows an auto store being looted:

.@FOX2now is now reporting that the auto tire store in Ferguson, Missouri is being looted http://t.co/Y1vCJ3z6CD

BuzzFeed News@BuzzFeedNews

.@FOX2now is now reporting that the auto tire store in Ferguson, Missouri is being looted http://t.co/Y1vCJ3z6CD

4:44 AM - 11 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

BREAKING: AutoTire windows smashed. Rims and tires stolen. This is OUTSIDE the secure zone. #Ferguson @kmoxnews

Michael Calhoun@michaelcalhoun

BREAKING: AutoTire windows smashed. Rims and tires stolen. This is OUTSIDE the secure zone. #Ferguson @kmoxnews

5:50 PM - 10 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Looters allegedly started stealing directly from QuikTrip's ATM.

Men have pulled a truck up to the QT and are loading the ATM into the back. #Ferguson

Antonio French@AntonioFrench

Men have pulled a truck up to the QT and are loading the ATM into the back. #Ferguson

4:31 AM - 11 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The toppled ATM:

Police were brought into disperse crowds.

I'm now behind the police line, K-9 units are out. Police are breaking up the crowd

Christina Coleman@ChristinaKSDK

I'm now behind the police line, K-9 units are out. Police are breaking up the crowd

4:31 AM - 11 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

At the @stlcountypd request, the MO Highway Patrol and our tac unit have deployed together in N County.

Chief Sam Dotson@ChiefSLMPD

At the @stlcountypd request, the MO Highway Patrol and our tac unit have deployed together in N County.

5:18 PM - 10 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

We have also sent officers to backfill @stlcountypd officers in the southern part of the county who have been moved to north county.

Chief Sam Dotson@ChiefSLMPD

We have also sent officers to backfill @stlcountypd officers in the southern part of the county who have been moved to north county.

5:21 PM - 10 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This video shows the aftermath of the QuikTrip looting:

Footage and images shared on Twitter and Instagram showed the store on fire:

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The smell of smoke, the sound of helicopters, breaking glass and alarms. #Ferguson right now.

Antonio French@AntonioFrench

The smell of smoke, the sound of helicopters, breaking glass and alarms. #Ferguson right now.

5:58 PM - 10 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Gun shots, looting large crowds in street no cops around #ferguson

David Carson@PDPJ

Gun shots, looting large crowds in street no cops around #ferguson

5:17 PM - 10 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Tear gas was reportedly used:

Tear gas being deployed #ferguson

The looting spread to the neighboring town of Dellwood, people said on Twitter.

Dobbs Tire has also been smashed into in Dellwood.

Antonio French@AntonioFrench

Dobbs Tire has also been smashed into in Dellwood.

6:27 PM - 10 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Taco Bell in Dellwood. Front glass broken.

The Walmart in Ferguson was reportedly looted:

.@FOX2now Reporter: Walmart in Ferguson, Missouri has also been looted — Employees forced to take shelter inside before police arrived

BuzzFeed News@BuzzFeedNews

.@FOX2now Reporter: Walmart in Ferguson, Missouri has also been looted — Employees forced to take shelter inside before police arrived

6:33 PM - 10 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Shots are being fired at the #Ferguson WalMart, @FOX2now reporter said he's leaving for his safety. #FergusonShooting

Gloria Lloyd@glorialloyd

Shots are being fired at the #Ferguson WalMart, @FOX2now reporter said he's leaving for his safety. #FergusonShooting

6:38 PM - 10 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Police are now stationed at the Wal-Mart on W. Florissant to protect it from looters. #Ferguson

Antonio French@AntonioFrench

Police are now stationed at the Wal-Mart on W. Florissant to protect it from looters. #Ferguson

6:39 PM - 10 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

SWAT reinforcements were sent.

SWAT reinforcements arrive. Estimate 400+ police now in Ferguson. May be on conservative side #FergusonShooting

stevegiegerich@stevegiegerich

SWAT reinforcements arrive. Estimate 400+ police now in Ferguson. May be on conservative side #FergusonShooting

5:19 AM - 11 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

SWAT troopers raise their weapons as they prepare to enter the looted Family Dollar store. #MikeBrown

Robert Cohen@kodacohen

SWAT troopers raise their weapons as they prepare to enter the looted Family Dollar store. #MikeBrown

7:15 PM - 10 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

State Trooper SWAT unit takes Taco Bell/AutoZone area on Florissant Road. #MikeBrown

Robert Cohen@kodacohen

State Trooper SWAT unit takes Taco Bell/AutoZone area on Florissant Road. #MikeBrown

6:54 PM - 10 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Police armored vehicle driving down W. Florisant. "St. Louis police. Please return to your homes," they say.

Antonio French@AntonioFrench

Police armored vehicle driving down W. Florisant. "St. Louis police. Please return to your homes," they say.

6:59 PM - 10 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

SWAT outside Walgreens at W. Florisant and Chambers.

Antonio French@AntonioFrench

SWAT outside Walgreens at W. Florisant and Chambers.

7:37 PM - 10 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

St. Louis County Police Department is in charge of the investigation. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder instructed the Justice Department to monitor developments.

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