Two Police officers were shot in the early hours of Thursday from about 125 yards away at the headquarters of Ferguson Police. This was as a result of a protest that followed the resignation of Thomas Jackson, the Ferguson Police Chief. Those shot were not Ferguson officers but were amongs the line up of 25 men at the station, one from another county, and the other from Belmar’s force.

Those at the scene of the incident reported hearing four gun shots, a bullet hitting one of the officers on his shoulder, while the other was hit on his face by another bullet. However, they have been treated and released on Thursday from the hospital, but the one with a bullet injury on the face is expected for check up later at the hospital.

Around 9:30am on Thursday, a woman and two men, living in an apartment close to the shooting scene, were taken into custody, held by the Police for questioning.

Eric Holder, the US Attorney General said ”what happened”  referring to the shooting of the police officers “was a pure ambush”. He condemned the act saying it was “inexcusable and repugnant”. Eric Holder also referred to those shot as “two brave law enforcement officers” saying – “We wish these injured officers a full and speedy recovery. We stand ready to offer any possible aid to an investigation into this incident, including the department’s full range of investigative resources”.

Image: Eric Holder By United States Department of Justice [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons