Suspect in Ferguson police shooting pleads not guilty

4 years 2 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, June 03 2015 Jun 3, 2015 Wednesday, June 03, 2015 3:34:49 PM CDT June 03, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

CLAYTON (AP) - The man accused of shooting two police officers during a Ferguson protest has pleaded not guilty.

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

No new court date was immediately set.

Williams is accused of wounding a St. Louis County officer and a Webster Groves officer on March 12 during an early-morning rally after the Ferguson police chief resigned. Both officers survived.

Prosecutors say Williams told investigators he fired a gun but was aiming at someone else. But Williams' attorney, Jerryl Christmas, again asserted Wednesday that his client was not the shooter.

Williams was indicted by a grand jury in May and is jailed on $300,000 cash bond.

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