Arraignment set for man in Ferguson police shooting

4 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, June 03 2015 Jun 3, 2015 Wednesday, June 03, 2015 4:49:00 AM CDT June 03, 2015 in News
By: Jim Salter, The Associated Press

CLAYTON (AP) - The man accused of shooting two police officers during a protest in Ferguson is slated to appear in court.

Twenty-year-old Jeffrey L. Williams is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on charges of felony assault, armed criminal action and a weapons offense.

Williams is accused of wounding a St. Louis County officer and a Webster Groves officer on March 12 during an early morning rally sparked by the resignation of Ferguson's police chief. Both officers survived.

Prosecutors say Williams told investigators he fired a gun but was aiming at someone else. Williams' attorney has countered that Williams was beaten by police into wrongly confessing, an allegation police deny.

Williams is jailed on $300,000 cash bond.

 

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