Thursday, March 12, 2015
Washington Post: Two police officers shot amid Ferguson protest - By Justin Moyer
Two police officers shot amid Ferguson protest
By Justin Moyer March 12, 2015
This post has been updated.
Two police officers have been shot near a protest in Ferguson, Mo.
“Two officers shot in #Ferguson,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Susan Weich tweeted at around 12:30 a.m. local time. “Shots came from a house up the hill across from police station … Witness said one of cops shot in face … First officer taken away was white.”
At a press conference at around 2:00 a.m. local time, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said a 44-year-old officer was shot in the shoulder, and a 32-year-old officer was shot in the face. Both were conscious and expected to survive.
“This is a very dangerous environment for officers to work in,” Belmar said. He said while the shots did not come from the protesters, his officers were targeted while in front of the department. “Police officers were standing there and they were shot,” he said.
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