FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Dynamic Plaques - FVT Plaques
FVT Plaques is introducing new dynamic plaques to recognize police and sheriff's...

Top News

Suspect Held in Ferguson Officer Shooting

March 16, 2015  | 

Jeffrey Williams was charged with two counts of first-degree assault. (Photo: St. Louis County Jail)
Jeffrey Williams was charged with two counts of first-degree assault. (Photo: St. Louis County Jail)

A man who participated in a protest outside the Ferguson police station Wednesday night returned to the area and fired shots — possibly at someone other than police — that wounded two officers, authorities said Sunday.

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

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

McCulloch said Williams admitted firing the shots and indicated they were not aimed at police. Some of the statements are supported by physical evidence, and some aren’t, he said.

McCulloch said police used a search warrant to recover a .40-caliber handgun that matched spent cartridges recovered in the area from which the shots came.

The officers were hit when shots were fired from some distance away just after midnight Thursday.

A St. Louis county officer, 41, was struck in the shoulder and a Webster Groves, Mo., officer, 32, was hit in the cheek as they worked a security line outside the Ferguson police station on South Florissant Road. Both were treated and released that morning from Barnes-Jewish Hospital.


Comments (6)

Displaying 1 - 6 of 6

Hoopma @ 3/16/2015 6:10 AM

Give me a break!!!

Lt Dan @ 3/16/2015 8:29 AM

More blood on Holder's hands. You can't be a part of the establishment and support anti-establishment behaviors.

bert @ 3/16/2015 8:34 AM

Every officer in this city is a target I pray they all find employment elsewhere away from the ungrateful public and enjoy doing police work again. Let the city hire it's citizens to do your jobs they deserve what they get maybe Eric Holder will run for chief

Charlie Blalock @ 3/16/2015 12:09 PM

Some coincidence. ....just hit the cops???

Boston @ 3/16/2015 4:26 PM

Firing at someone else?

Tom Ret @ 3/16/2015 5:15 PM

Normally I don't watch CNN, short for communist news network, but I was channel hopping when I heard it asked, did the suspect in this case sustain an injury from the police. I have noticed that the news media, in particular the liberal news media, can't help but suggest that officers are always in the wrong,
some way, some how.

Join the Discussion

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

MS Deputy and 7 Others Killed, Suspect in Custody
It appears the deputy responded to a call at Lee Drive of a resident wanting the suspect...
VA State Police Agent Killed in Richmond, Suspect in Custody
A Virginia State Police special agent has died after he was shot Friday evening after...
DA's Report on 2015 San Bernardino Attack Details Fury of Gunfight Between Police and Terrorists
The couple, who killed 14 people — including 13 of Farook’s coworkers — and shot 22 of the...
Police Believe Armed Man Arrested at Phoenix Comicon was Planning Attack on Officers
Officers said the 30-year-old Valley man was armed with a shotgun, three handguns and...
Washington Officer Dies of "Medical Complications"
The Walla Walla (WA) Police Department has announced the death of Officer Nicholas “Nick”...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Zip Code:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine