Officer Shot In Ferguson Community
A police officer was shot and wounded in the Ferguson community at approximately 10′ o clock Saturday night. According to the Louis County police spokesman Brian Schellman, the officer was struck in the arm after pursing two men who fled the scene. The officer was patrolling the area in Ferguson, when two men began to run away after spotting the police vehicle. The officer who has not yet been revealed exited his patrol car and pursed the two men on foot. One of the suspects turned around and opened fire on the officer. The officer shielded his face by using his forearm and was struck by the bullet. The two men got away fleeing through the back door of the Ferguson Community Center as stated by the Chief of Police Jon Belmar.
The officer told Belmar that he fired back at the suspect,but there was no evidence at the scene of the crime to support that. Several other police forces arrived to the scene ready to take action. Some officers were on foot and in patrol cars searching for the two suspects involved in the shooting. Several protestors have taken the Mike Brown shooting seriously and are still fighting for justice. A healthcare processional Tim Zoll states that the officer is doing fine and has no major life-threatening injuries.
Darren Wilson the cop who opened fire on the unarmed African-American on August 9th, has not been charged even though the grand jury is receiving information that could lead to an indictment. The new evidence will bring another court date and hopefully be followed by a trial. There have been several protestors that have gotten out of hand when Chief Thomas addressed the crowd. Protestors were arrested that night and warned about misconduct in public. The police department is trying to get to the bottom of Wilson’s actions and the chief is in strong believe that there’s no racial profiling behind the Mike Brown shooting or any others that will or may have taken place.