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Suspect charged in relation to Ferguson officer shooting

1 year 7 months 1 week ago March 15, 2015 Mar 15, 2015 Sunday, March 15 2015 March 15, 2015 2:39 PM in News
Source: Associated Press, CNN
By: Caroline McDougall

CLAYTON, Mo. - A man has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting of two police officers who were keeping watch over a demonstration outside the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department last week.

Authorities arrested 20-year-old Jeffrey Williams and charged him with two counts of first-degree assault, a count of firing a weapon from a vehicle and three counts of armed criminal activity.

According to St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney, Bob McCulloch, Williams had participated in the late-night demonstrations, but police are still investigating whether he shot at the officers or at other people when the crowd began to break up early Thursday night.

Thanks to information offered to authorities from the public, police were able to arrest Williams and search his home where they found a gun that was linked to the shell casings found at the scene.

Officials say Williams was on probation for receiving stolen property at the time of his arrest and was already wanted for not reporting to his probation officer for months.

According to St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney, Bob McCulloch, Williams is being held on a cash-only $300,000 bond and could face more charges.


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