Sunday, March 15, 2015

Non-violent protester arrested for shooting Ferguson cops

Of course the accused was one of those non-violent protesters who have been plaguing the St. Louis suburb for months.

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
A man who participated in a protest outside the Ferguson police station Wednesday night returned and fired shots — possibly at someone other than police — that wounded two officers, authorities said Sunday.

Jeffrey Williams, 20, was charged with two counts of first-degree assault, one count of firing a weapon from a vehicle and three counts of armed criminal action. He was in custody, with cash-only bail set at $300,000.

"It is possible that he was firing at someone other than the police," St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch said at a press conference Sunday. He said there had been civilians between Williams, who fired from a car, and the officers who were wounded.

He said Williams may have acted on a dispute with people over something that had nothing to do with the demonstration, but added, "I'm not sure we're completely buying that part of it."

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