Father expects Ferguson shooting suspect Tyrone Harris to survive

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) The father of a black 18-year-old who was shot by plainclothes police officers in Ferguson during protests to mark the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death says he expects his son to survive.

Tyrone Harris Sr. told The Associated Press Wednesday that the family’s lawyer has advised him to not discuss the Sunday night shooting that left Tyrone Harris Jr. in critical condition.

Harris declined to identify the attorney. His son was charged Monday with 10 felonies.

St. Louis County police say four officers opened fire on the younger Harris after he opened fire on their unmarked van on West Florissant Avenue. The street has been the hub of demonstrations marking Brown’s Aug. 9, 2014, shooting death by a white Ferguson police officer.

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