Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Man Guilty of Shooting Two Officers at Ferguson Protest

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Man Guilty of Shooting Two Officers at Ferguson Protest

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FERGUSON * Jeffrey Williams, accused of shooting and wounding two police officers at a 2015 Ferguson protest, was convicted Thursday of multiple charges.

A St. Louis County Circuit Court jury deliberated two hours before finding Williams guilty of two counts of first-degree assault, three counts of armed criminal action and one count of unlawful use of a weapon, for shooting from a vehicle and striking the officers on March 12, 2015.

Sentencing will be Jan. 27.

A St. Louis County officer, 41, was hit in the shoulder, and a Webster Groves officer, 32, was hit in the cheek on a security line outside the Ferguson police station on South Florissant Road.

Williams, then 21, was charged in March.

Protesters had gathered upon the announcement that Police Chief Thomas Jackson, who was in charge of the department at the time of the Michael Brown Jr. …

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