by Brian Hayes | Top Right News
An arrest has been made in connection with the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, officials confirmed in a press conference on Sunday. And — big shock — he was a “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” protester.
But it’s what he claims, and what the charges are so far, that is already causing big time controversy.
— St. Louis County PD (@stlcountypd) March 15, 2015
During the press conference, Robert McCulloch announced that Jeffrey Williams, a 20-year-old Black male, has been arrested and charged for the shooting of two police officers on Thursday. The charges are assault in the first degree. McCulloch alluded to the details, saying:
“It was possible he was firing shots at someone other than the police, but struck the police officers.”
McCulloch said that Williams confirmed to authorities that it was indeed him that fired the shots, however, claimed that hitting the officers was not his intention.
“We’re not sure we buy that part of it.”
Um, ya think? So he shot at a phalanx of officers — but meant to hit a tin can on a stump for target practice? This creep should be charged with attempted murder instead. Are they playing it down to “get past this” due to the white hot spotlight on Ferguson from national race baiters like Eric Holder? If true, it is utterly outrageous and the families of the wounded cops need to speak out at once.
McCulloch announced that a weapon has been recovered that is believed to have been used in the shootings, adding that it “certainly matches the shell casings used.” The weapon is a .40 caliber handgun.
Williams, age 20, has a bond that was set at $300,000.
Here’s video from the press conference that just wrapped up: