Jeffrey Williams ID’d as Suspect Who Shot Two Police Officers in Ferguson

Jeffrey Williams, 20, was identified as the suspect who shot two Ferguson police officers last week, according to St. Louis County officials.

The St. Louis County Police Department made the announcement Sunday.

 Officials said Williams was at a protest earlier in the night before the officers were shot.

St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said Williams was charged with two counts of first-degree assault, a count of firing a weapon from a vehicle as well as three counts of armed criminal action, according to NPR.

The two officers, who have not been named, were shot early in the morning on Thursday outside of the Ferguson Police Department amid protests. The city’s police chief had resigned just hours earlier following a federal report from the Department of Justice.

Williams told police that he was shooting at another person–not at the police officers, police officials said. Williams is currently being held on $300,000 bond.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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