Skip to comments.Prosecutor: 20-year-old charged in shootings of 2 officers
Posted on 03/15/2015 12:21:45 PM PDT by Nachum
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) The 20-year-old man charged in the shooting of two St. Louis-area officers had been at the protest outside of the Ferguson Police Department earlier that night, authorities said Saturday.
St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said 20-year-old Jeffrey Williams is charged with two counts of first-degree assault, one count of firing a weapon from a vehicle and three counts of armed criminal action.
The officers were shot early Thursday as a crowd began to break up after a late-night demonstration that unfolded after Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson resigned in the wake of the scathing federal Justice Department report, which found widespread racial bias in the city's policing and in a municipal court system driven by profit extracted from mostly black and low-income residents.
Williams, of north St. Louis County, told police he was firing at someone in which he was in a dispute, not at the police officers, McCulloch said.
"We're not sure we completely buy that part of it," McCulloch said, adding that authorities are not ruling out that other people may be charged in connection with the shootings. He said the investigation is ongoing.
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Just think. If he’d done this before his birthday — he’d be a “teen”
Not buying the issue he was not aiming a the police. why does not the media disclose that he is black too!
I’ll go out on a limb and state; other than being held while awaiting trial he will never serve a day in jail.
Quite bad aim to coincidentally hit two officers, who were standing next to each other, when you’re trying to hit somebody else.
Is this state a death penalty state?
Why not attempted murder?
I’m sure Ferguson will be much better off after they get rid of the white people in their police department.
I’m also sure that the national media will pay zero attention to what goes on there once their police department “looks like” the population of Ferguson.
It doesn’t matter. He admits he was firing with intent to hit a person, and not in self defence. He hit two people who happen to be cops. Guilty.
Any pictures of him in diapers getting licked by an adorable puppy..you know the media is on the lookout for those
Maybe he’ll get a good Muslim name in prison.
Thanks for the photo. I was sure it was what the press was saying, that the shooter was an evil white guy trying to incite trouble. He doesn’t look so white.
Whaddyamean? He was shooting at some other dudes, and he missed and hit two cops in the head that just happened to be almost 400 feet away. It could happen.
I wudn’t dere, ‘n even if I wuz, I din’t shoot nobody. And even if I did I din’t aim at dem.
He will never be convicted.
Right. He may even become a celebrity with articles, books, television appearances, speeches at colleges and movies made of his life. America is capable of any foulness and depravity.
How'd he get a gun? Can a guy on probation get a gun in Missouri? They ought to pass a law against that.
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