By Stephen A. Crockett Jr., theRoot.com

FergusonA year ago, an unarmed teenager was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer. For days following the shooting, Ferguson became embroiled in protest, complete with militarized police patrolling the streets. On Sunday night, the Ferguson of now looked a lot like the Ferguson of old as what had been considered a peaceful protest to mark the one-year-anniversary of Michael Brown’s death erupted in gunfire after police shot a man authorities said had begun shooting at officers.

According to CNN, the 20-year-old man, who had not been identified, was taken to the hospital. His condition was unknown, but the news station reported that he was undergoing surgery early Monday morning.

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar told the news station that the 20-year-old man unleashed a “remarkable amount of gunfire” aimed at officers. Belmar also said the man was in possession of a stolen handgun…

Authorities said that during the evening portion of the protest, a man began shooting. Four plainclothes officers in an SUV gave chase and, according to Belmar, the man began shooting at those officers who were in pursuit.

The officers fired back, hitting the man several times, according to reports.

As word of the shooting spread, the once-peaceful event turned tense as protesters and police in riot gear faced off on West Florissant Avenue, the street where Michael Brown was shot and killed.

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