St. Louis County Police announced on Sunday that they had made an arrest related to the two officers who were shot during a protest on Thursday in Ferguson, Missouri. St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced that authorities had brought charges, including assault in the first degree, against 20-year-old Jeffrey Williams. Williams is from the St. Louis area and had been on probation for receiving stolen property. Williams had been involved in protests on the evening that the shooting occurred and had “acknowledged” firing shots, according to McCulloch. McCulloch said that Williams, who is African-American, may have been firing at someone other than the police. The shooting came during protests after Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson …

St. Louis County Police announced on Sunday that they had made an arrest related to the two officers who were shot during a protest on Thursday in Ferguson, Missouri.

St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced that authorities had brought charges, including assault in the first degree, against 20-year-old Jeffrey Williams. Williams is from the St. Louis area and had been on probation for receiving stolen property.

Williams had been involved in protests on the evening that the shooting occurred and had “acknowledged” firing shots, according to McCulloch. McCulloch said that Williams, who is African-American, may have been firing at someone other than the police.

The shooting came during protests after Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson announced that he would resign. One of the officers was shot in the face and the other was shot in the shoulder, but both survived the attack.

President Barack Obama condemned the shooting on Thursday, posting on Twitter that “violence against police is unacceptable.”Attorney General Eric Holder also called the shooter a “damn punk.”

This story has been updated with details about the shooting suspect.

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Arrest Made In Connection To Ferguson Police Shooting