Several protesters, including Princeton professor and civil rights activist Cornel West, then hopped a temporary gate, linked arms and sat outside the building’s entrance.
“We are going to let them vent and we are going to manage it the best we possibly can”, Belmar said.
ABC 17 News was in Ferguson on West Florissant Ave.
At least three officers were injured in Sunday’s melee.
However, his father, Tyrone Harris Sr., said his son is innocent, and was unarmed, according to U.S. media.
St Louis County prosecutors announced 10 charges against Harris – five counts of armed criminal action, four counts of first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and a firearms charge. All 10 are felonies.
The elder Harris told the newspaper shortly after 3 a.m. that his son had just gotten out of surgery.
Police and politicians called the protesters and those involved with the shootings “criminals” and said “two groups of agitators” started the gunfire.
Michael Brown’s father, Michael Brown Sr., said on Facebook that the peaceful weekend protests were “meaningful, inspiring and successful…”
County police spokesman Shawn McGuire said approximately 23 arrests were made, though police were still confirming official totals.
Nonetheless, Gaskin says he expects Monday night to be free of reactive violence, thievery and destruction. Monday night as protesters confronted police on a fourth consecutive night of demonstrations to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
The 18-year old suspect wounded Sunday was identified as Tyrone Harris Jr.
Two others had minor injuries after protesters pepper-sprayed.
Protests spilled outside of Ferguson.
Protesters yell at police in the rain, Sunday, August 9, 2015, in…
Belmar said at a news conference that the outbreak of violence in Ferguson was “an impediment to positive change”.
Demonstrations and commemoration ceremonies to mark the anniversary began on Friday as people demonstrated at the scene of Brown’s shooting and outside the Ferguson police headquarters.
The Rev. Mike Kinman, dean at the church, told demonstrators their demands include the disbandment of the Ferguson Police Department.
Protesters also gathered at another location in Kansas City on Sunday.
A black man lies badly wounded after a shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.
He had thanked supporters before the march for not allowing what happened to his son to be “swept under the carpet”. She says police in the past week have used different tactics during events in the past week, and she wants to see that continue.
Two males told police they were targeted in a drive-by shooting near the memorial to Mr Brown outside Canfield Apartments.
There were no shots fired, looting or property damage and no injuries were reported by police or civilians, the St. Louis County Police Department said.
Mr Belmar said the suspect who fired on officers had a semi-automatic 9mm gun stolen last year from Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The suspect once again stopped, turned, and reengaged the detectives, who returned fire, striking the suspect multiple times. Belmar said it is common to use plainclothes officers. All four fired back.
The suspect was hit several times and taken to a hospital in critical condition, police said. The crowd went running for cover.
Brown was an unarmed black teen; the officer was white. Among those in attendance at the rally were members of the Black Liberation Project and the Black Lives Matter groups.