St. Louis County Police tactical team

Ride along with the St. Louis County Police tactical team as they respond to protests that turned violent on Monday night and into Tuesday morning. Members of the tactical had glass bottles thrown at them, were stuck with rocks, and were fired at with guns before they deployed the tear gas against the protesters.

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

A member of the St.Louis County Police tactical team fires rounds of tear gas into a crowd of people in response to a series of gun shots fired at the police during demonstrations along W. Florissant Road near the QuikTrip in Ferguson on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@…

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

Members of the St. Louis County Police tactical team get their gear ready to go if their called on to help deal with crowds of people along W. Florissant Road in Ferguson on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

Members of the St. Louis County Police tactical team watch movies at the command center as they wait for a call to help deal with crowds of people along W. Florissant Road in Ferguson on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

Members of the St. Louis County Police tactical team watch movies at the command center as they wait for a call to help deal with crowds of people along W. Florissant Road in Ferguson on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

A St. Louis County Police tactical team member loads tear gas into a bag to get ready to go if they're called on to help deal with crowds of people along W. Florissant Road in Ferguson on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

A member of the St.Louis County Police tactical team fires rounds of tear gas into a crowd of people in response to a series of gun shots fired at the police during demonstrations along W. Florissant Road near the QuikTrip in Ferguson on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@…

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

Members of the St. Louis County Police tactical team wait to be dispatched out of the command center as the situation with crowds of people deteriorates along W. Florissant Road in Ferguson on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

Members of the St. Louis County Police tactical team watch news reports on a smartphone at the command center as they wait for a call to help deal with crowds of people along W. Florissant Road in Ferguson on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

Members of the St. Louis County Police tactical team leave the command center after being dispatched as the situation with crowds of people deteriorates along W. Florissant Road in Ferguson on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

Members of the St. Louis County Police tactical team try to organize their lines as they respond crowds of people demonstrating along W. Florissant Road in Ferguson on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

Police arrest a man who did not follow orders during demonstration along W. Florissant Road in Ferguson on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

Members of the St. Louis County Police tactical team prepare rounds of tear gas at the command center as they wait for a call to help deal with crowds of people along W. Florissant Road in Ferguson on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

A driver for the St. Louis County Police tactical team armored truck drives to the scene as the situation with crowds of people deteriorates along W. Florissant Road in Ferguson on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

A group of protesters looks at a line of police lined up near the QuikTrip on Florissant Road in Ferguson on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

Members of the St. Louis County Police tactical team wait to be dispatched out of the command center as the situation with crowds of people deteriorates along W. Florissant Road in Ferguson on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

A member of the St. Louis County Police tactical team relaxes at the command center as they wait for a call to help deal with crowds of people along W. Florissant Road in Ferguson on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

Members of the St. Louis County Police tactical team put on their body armor in command center as the situation with crowds of people deteriorates along W. Florissant Road in Ferguson on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

Members of the St. Louis County Police tactical team watch movies at the command center as they wait for a call to help deal with crowds of people along W. Florissant Road in Ferguson on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

Reverend Michael Boehm says a prayer during roll call with police officers and St. Louis County Police tactical team as they make a plan for how to deal with crowds of people along W. Florissant Road in Ferguson on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

Police try to organize their lines as they respond crowds of people demonstrating along W. Florissant Road in Ferguson on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

Members of the St. Louis County Police tactical team position their armored truck as they respond to crowds of people protesting along W. Florissant Road in Ferguson on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

Police move in to arrest a man not obeying orders in the crowds of people demonstrating along W. Florissant Road in Ferguson on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

Members of the St. Louis County Police tactical team relax back at the command post after spending hours responding to violent crowds of protesters along W. Florissant Avenue on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

A member of the St. Louis County Police tactical team reacts after finding a gun on a man who was riding a truck with 11 other people when it was stopped along W. Florissant Avenue near Canfield Drive in Ferguson on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. The police found two loaded guns on the people in th…

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

Members of the Missouri Highway Patrol tactical team treat an injured man found in a ditch during demonstrations along W. Florissant Road near the QuikTrip in Ferguson on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

A member of the St. Louis County Police tactical team wipes residue tear gas powder from his face after arriving back at the command post W. Florissant Avenue on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

A member of the Missouri Highway Patrol tactical team takes up a defensive position after some protesters fired a series of gun shots the police during demonstrations along W. Florissant Road near the QuikTrip in Ferguson on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

A member of the St. Louis County Police tactical team sleeps in the the armored truck after arriving back at the command post W. Florissant Avenue on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

A Molotov cocktail sits near a police car after it was removed from a truck carrying 12 people when it was stopped along W. Florissant Avenue near Canfield Drive in Ferguson on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. The police found two loaded guns on the people in the truck and removed an unused Molotov c…

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

Members of the St. Louis County Police tactical team take a pair of journalist into custody on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Police were responding to the area to look for a gun that reported as being discarded near the area where the journalist were. The journalist Lukas Hermsmeier( left) a repor…

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

Members of the St. Louis County Police tactical team take a truck load of 12 people into custody after they stopped it driving along W. Florissant Road near Canfield Drive in Ferguson on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. The police found two loaded guns on the people in the truck and removed an unused…

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

Members of the St. Louis County Police tactical team take a pair of journalist into custody on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Police were responding to the area to look for a gun that reported as being discarded along W. Florissant Avenue where the journalist were. The journalist Lukas Hermsmeier( …

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

A member of the St. Louis County Police tactical team displays a gun he found a man who was riding a truck with 11 other people when it was stopped along W. Florissant Avenue near Canfield Drive in Ferguson on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. The police found two loaded guns on the people in the truc…

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

Members of the St. Louis County Police tactical team take a truck load of 12 people into custody after they stopped it driving along W. Florissant Road near Canfield Drive in Ferguson on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. The police found two loaded guns on the people in the truck and removed an unused…

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

A Molotov cocktail sits on the ground as members of the St. Louis County Police tactical team take a truck load of 12 people into custody they stopped as it driving along W. Florissant Avenue near Canfield Drive in Ferguson on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. The police found two loaded guns on the p…

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

Protesters taunt members of the St. Louis County Police tactical team near the QuikTrip on W Florissant in Ferguson on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. After repeated warnings to leave the road police drove an armored truck to the protesters and deployed tear gas. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-…

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

A Molotov cocktail sits near a police car after it was removed from a truck carrying 12 people when it was stopped along W. Florissant Avenue near Canfield Drive in Ferguson on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. The police found two loaded guns on the people in the truck and removed an unused Molotov c…

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

Police gather in the parking lot of a shopping center being used as command post along W. Florissant Avenue at about 2:50 A.M. on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

Members of the St. Louis County Police tactical team talk about the night's events in the back of their armored truck after arriving back at the command post W. Florissant Avenue at about 3 A.M. on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

A member of the St. Louis County Police tactical team sleeps in the back of the team's armored truck after arriving back at the command post W. Florissant Avenue at about 2:49 A.M. on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Police tactical team

St. Louis County Police tactical team

A member of the St. Louis County Police tactical team sleeps in the back of the team's armored truck after arriving back at the command post W. Florissant Avenue at about 2:49 A.M. on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

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