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Suspect Arrested In Shooting Of Ferguson Cops

During a press conference Sunday, St. Louis prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch announced that Jeffrey Williams has been arrested and charged with first degree assault in connection to a shooting that occurred Thursday in Ferguson, Missouri.

Williams, 20, reportedly admitted to firing the shots that struck two police officers, but claimed that he was shooting at someone else.

“We’re not sure we buy that part of it,” McCulloch said.

At the time of his arrest, a .40 caliber handgun was discovered which matches the casings found at the crime scene.

Williams was also involved in a demonstration that was ending at the time of the incident, and was not a stranger to trouble, as he has had several minor run-ins with the law and a felony arrest in 2013 for receiving stolen property and credit card fraud.

Bond has been set for $300,000.

According to the New York Times, both officers who were shot are recuperating at home:

The two officers, whom the authorities have declined to name, were treated at a hospital and are recuperating at home, according to Chief Belmar. The Webster Groves officer, 32, a seven-year veteran, was shot in the face, the bullet entering under his right eye and becoming lodged behind his ear, officials said. The county officer, 41, a 14-year veteran, was shot in the shoulder, with the bullet coming out of his back.


Matt Schuck

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Matt Schuck is a staff writer for Daily Surge. He's a DC native who got his start in broadcasting doing stints at the legendary radio station DC101 and Hot 99.5, before being recruited by the Heritage Foundation to launch their first ever radio program. Matt has worked with SiriusXM, Phil Hendrie (Team America, Futurama), and as an executive producer for the John Fredericks Show.

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