An arrest has been made in connection with the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, officials said Sunday afternoon, according to the St. Louis County Police Department twitter account.
— St. Louis County PD (@stlcountypd) March 15, 2015
“An arrest has been made in connection with the shooting of two police officers in #Ferguson. Thank you for your help,” the St. Louis County Police Department said in a tweet just before 1:30 pm ET.
The shooting happened on Thursday evening, after the Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson resigned. The shooting left two cops wounded, allegedly with a bullet still lodged in one’s head, according to officials.
The unnamed officers were not part of the Ferguson Police Department, but had come from other municipalities to assist with protests have taken place in Ferguson since unarmed teen Mike Brown was killed in the street in July.
The Webster Groves officer, 32, a seven-year veteran, was shot in the face, the bullet entering under his right eye and becoming lodged behind his ear, officials said. The county officer, 41, a 14-year veteran, was shot in the shoulder, with the bullet coming out of his back.
The officers were released from the hospital about nine hours after the incident.
A press conference with St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCullough and is set to be held at 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday, officials said.
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