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St. Louis-Post Dispatch, Aug. 9, 2015
"A Painful Year," the headline in Sunday's front page of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reads, above a photo of Michael Brown Sr. pausing after a five-mile march from his son's memorial in Ferguson, Mo.
The otherwise peaceful protest march to commemorate Sunday's one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson turned violent, police say, when a young man fired his gun at them. They in turn shot and critically wounded him.
The suspect, who reportedly unleashed a "remarkable amount of gunfire," is undergoing surgery and is in "critical, unstable condition," CNN quoted St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar as saying. Belmar lamented the shooting, saying continued violence only hinders the city's attempts to progress after last year's killing. "We cannot continue, we cannot talk about the good things that we have been talking about, if we are prevented from moving forward with this kind of violence," he said.
ABOUT THE SOURCE: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is the major regional newspaper in St. Louis, serving Greater St. Louis. It was founded in 1878 by Jospeh Pulitzer and is the only remaining printed daily newspaper in St. Louis.