Ferguson Gunman Arrested Who Wounded Two Policemen While Shooting in Protest
Ferguson, Mo: The security forces have arrested a 20-year-old suspect accused wounding two policemen while fatally shooting during the protest in front of Police Headquarters on Thursday.
The Law enforcement officials has explained that suspect, identified Jeffrey L. Williams, claimed that he wasn’t targeting policemen, his target were others, incidentally it occurred during the protest.
A young black Williams has taken into custody by the police on Saturday and charged with first-degree attack in association with gunfire which became the reason of tension between protesters and security forces.
When protest was being done, the officers were on duty during the demonstration to protect the police station as seniors posted them in front of station. The police had claimed that the shooting incident belongs to demonstrators but they refused the allegation.
The clashes have been raising since 9 August, when an unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by white police officer, Darren Wilson during the conflict between police and black people in street. The Grand Jury didn’t punish Mr. Wilson in November and released him.
It seems the arrest of Mr. Williams may resolve the tension as his object is unclear while prosecutors showed uncertainty at his version of events, though told he attended the protest when shooting occurred including other past rallies.
On the other hand, the protest leaders took immediately Twitter to claim that Mr. Williams was among the crowd as their eye saw him, so shooting allegation is totally wrong.
Whereas, a report came out by authorities who described that Mr. Williams was on probation for receiving stolen property and when gun firing took place, was there as he admitted for firing.
During the investigation, Williams told investigators that it happened unintentionally because he was targeting other people but police but unfortunately police targeted.