Police make arrest in connection to shooting last week in Ferguson

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FERGUSON, Mo. — Authorities say a 20-year-old man who had been out at Thursday’s protest is charged in the shootings of two St. Louis area officers.

St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said 20-year-old Jeffrey Williams is charged with two counts of first-degree assault, among other things.

McCulloch also said Williams told police he fired the shots at someone other than the police officers.

He said Williams used a 40mm handgun, which matches the shell casings at the scene.

Williams is being held at St. Louis County Jail.

The officers were shot early Thursday as demonstrators gathered after Ferguson’s┬ápolice chief resigned in the wake of a scathing federal Justice Department report.

The officers were released later Thursday.