Overnight, two police officers were shot in Ferguson, Mo. during a peaceful protest. Demonstrators were gathered in front of the Ferguson Police Department in the wake of the city’s police chief’s resignation. According to reports, a 32-year-old officer was shot in the face and a 41-year-old officer was shot in the shoulder.
“I don’t know who did the shooting, to be honest with you,” St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said. Belmar did not have a description of the shooter(s) or where they were shooting from. But he did say, “these shots were directed exactly at my officers.”
The protesters who were in attendance say that the shots came from a far range and had nothing to do with their peaceful protest. Some also state that it seemed to be the work of a good marksman, for the range to be so far but clearly targeting certain individuals.
Prayers w/ those in #Ferguson tonight–cops were fired upon, NOT by protesters but this clearly escalates nat'l climate. Peace peace peace.
— Penn Badgley (@PennBadgley) March 12, 2015