St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced on Sunday that 20-year-old protester Jeffrey Williams is charged with two counts of assault and three counts of armed criminal action. Williams lives north ofFerguson and is now being held on $300,000 bond, according to police. During a news conference, McCulloch said that Williams admitted to firing the shots but said he was having an argument with a friend and was not specifically targeting the police. McCulloch is asking for anyone who witnessed the shooting to come forward. McCulloch also urged the public to come forward to assist in the investigation into whether anyone else was involved.
Williams was on probation for accepting stolen property. The prosecutor repeatedly thanked the public for the information that led to the arrest. He also said that, because of the public’s assistance in the case, police were able to serve a search warrant on Williams’ residence where they seized a .40-caliber handgun, “which has been tied to the shell casings that were recovered” at the scene of the shooting. Authorities are working to figure out his intent. Police don’t buy Williams claim about the argument. Authorities offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of person or persons responsible for the gunfire upon the two officers, according to the St. Louis Regional CrimeStoppers website. Read more at Examiner.com
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