Suspect admits to firing shots that struck two officers in Ferguson

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Jeffrey WIlliams: 20 yrs old

Jeffrey WIlliams: 20 yrs old

CLAYTON, MO (KTVI)- St. Louis County Police have confirmed that the suspected shooter of two police officers early Thursday morning outside of the Ferguson police department is in custody. Jeffrey Williams, 20, of north St. Louis County, has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault, firing a weapon from a vehicle, and three counts of armed criminal action. He is in custody with cash-only bail set at $300,000.

The two officers were shot just after midnight, as many protestors were headed home following a night of protests after the resignation of the city’s police chief. The two were standing with other officers in front of the police department on South Florissant Road working crowd control when shots were heard. It is believed that they were fired from behind the protestors, along Tiffin Avenue.

At a Sunday afternoon news conference, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch said that Williams…

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