Suspect in Ferguson Police Shooting Pleads not Guilty

Jun 3, 2015

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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.


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.