Two St. Louis County police officers were shot outside the Ferguson Police Department just after midnight Thursday, police said. The shootings came during protests following the Ferguson police chief’s resignation.
St. Louis County police said the officers’ conditions weren’t immediately known.
— St. Louis County PD (@stlcountypd) March 12, 2015
Images posted on social media appeared to show one officer being carried away. Witness Tony Rice told The Huffington Post he heard several shots and saw one officer on the ground hollering.
Photographer Bradley Rayford said in an interview that he was standing near the line of officers outside the Ferguson Police Department when he heard gunshots and saw a muzzle flash. He said heard the bullets whiz through the air and saw one fallen officer being dragged to safety.
Officers drew their weapons and took protective positions after the shots were fired, and many of the protesters cleared the area. Officers advanced up a street across from the police department where the shots seem to have originated, one live stream showed.
Shots fired at police pic.twitter.com/tEIOLDSmrx
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Source: Huff Post