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St. Louis Declares State Of Emergency After Latest Ferguson Protests

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A man identified as Tyrone Harris, according to CNN, is in critical condition after being shot by the police late Sunday night. Authorities had previously said the man was armed and had opened fire on officers after approaching an unmarked police van, the AP reported.

Until Sunday evening, the protests over the weekend in Ferguson were mostly peaceful, according to the AP.

Stenger's order puts St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar in charge of "the operation of police emergency management in the City of Ferguson and surrounding areas."

"Chief Belmar shall exercise all powers and duties necessary to preserve order, prevent crimes, and protect the life and property of our citizens," Monday's statement said.