Suspect Who Fired At Ferguson Police Faces Charges
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a man charged in the shooting of two police officers last week during a demonstration outside the Ferguson Police Department had attended the protest earlier that night. St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said Sunday that 20-year-old Jeffrey Williams told police he was firing at someone he was in a dispute with — not at the officers. Williams is charged with first-degree assault, firing a weapon from a vehicle and armed criminal action. He's being held on $300,000 bond.
In a related story from the Associated Press, protesters say they didn't know a man charged with shooting and wounding two officers last week outside the Ferguson Police Department. Twenty-six-year-old Brittany Ferrell said she'd just left a meeting with other protest leaders Sunday when word of the arrest circulated. The protest leader with the group Millennial Activists United said no one in the group knew 20-year-old Jeffrey Williams.