Thursday, March 12, 2015

In Ferguson: Two Cops were Shot

In a different twist, two police officers were shot in Ferguson last night.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports:

The shots were fired as police were confronting protesters who had gathered outside the police station.

Ferguson Lt. Col. Al Eickhoff said he didn't think either of the officers were from his department. He also didn't know the extent of their injuries. Eickhoff was not at the scene at the time of the shooting but he said he was headed there.

A police source said one of the officers is a St. Louis County officer and the other a Webster Groves officer. The source said both officers are expected to survive. The officers were taken to Barnes-Jewish Hospital, where there was a large number of police vehicles.

The shots rang out as the protests appeared to be dwindling. Some of the protesters fell to the ground and others ran.

Several members of the media, including a Post-Dispatch reporter and photographer, were near the officers who were hit.

The shots appeared to come from the direction of a block of homes on Tiffin Avenue that intersects West Florissant Avenue, where the police department is located. Witnesses reported two to four shots.

I bet you that Obama and Holder will be blamed for this.

1 comment:

VRK762 said...

Surprised you're blogging today. Considering how much you despise cops I figured you'd be too drunk from all the celebratory champagne. Apparently the fact that those cops survived must be too much of a buzzkill.

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