(FERGUSON, Mo.) — A pair of police officers were shot Saturday evening in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb where the killing of an unarmed black man by a white police officer led to weeks of protests last month.
The officers’ injuries were not believed to be life threatening, and police were searching for suspects.
Tensions between police and residents in Ferguson boiled over after Officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown, 18, six times in broad daylight on Aug. 9. There were weeks of protests, most of which were peaceful, but there were some incidents of looting and some late-night clashes between demonstrators and police.
After weeks of relative quiet, there have been several confrontations between police and protesters this past week.
Residents and others remain upset about the way Brown’s body lay in the street for more than four hours while police investigated the shooting. Many insisted Brown was trying to surrender, with his hands up.
Residents were also angry that Wilson, who claimed he was injured in a confrontation with Brown, remained free on paid administrative leave. A state grand jury is considering whether Wilson should face criminal charges and the Department of Justice was also investigating.
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio
Recent posts in National News