Jeffrey Williams

A 20-year-old black man is being held on $300,000 bond in the shooting of 2 police officers during a peaceful demonstration in Ferguson, MO., on Thursday, Mar. 12. The police officers were wounded in the face and shoulder. They were treated and released on the day of the shootings.

Police said tips from the public led to the arrest of Jeffrey Williams on Saturday. He was charged with two counts of assault in the first degree, three counts of armed criminal action and firing a weapon during a drive-by. St. Louis County officials announced his arrest on Sunday.

Williams supposedly told investigators he wasn't aiming at the two police officers when he fired a handgun from a car early Thursday morning. He supposedly said he was targeting someone else when he opened fire.

Police recovered the .40 caliber handgun that was allegedly used in the shooting. Officials say the handgun matched the caliber of bullet casings found at the scene.

Ferguson residents are skeptical of official statements following the arrest.

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch said Williams was “out there earlier that evening as part of the demonstration” and that he shot into the crowd as he was leaving the demonstration.

But Brittany Ferrell, 26, a protest leader, said Williams was not part of the demonstrations outside the Ferguson Police Department. She said she spoke to other demonstrators and no one knew him. She said Williams is being used to put a negative spin on the protests.

"This is a fear tactic," she said. "We are very tight-knit. We know each other by face if not by name, and we've never seen this person before."

Others believe Williams may have been coerced into taking the fall for the shooting. Others believe Williams was offered a deal to drop charges in an unrelated case. They scoff at the dubious police claims that Williams shot 2 officers with a handgun from a distance of 125 yards away while fleeing in a vehicle.

A nearly impossible feat, even by a trained marksman.

The demonstrators were celebrating the ouster of Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson, who stepped down following a scathing DOJ report on corruption and racism within his police department.

Protests have been a daily occurrence in Ferguson since the August 9, 2014 shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a former Ferguson police officer.

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    • MissArtist

      He looks older than 20!

    • Mother Of Dragons, The Next Supreme (proud nerd)

      Let's see who makes a GoFundMe for him. If Darren Wilson got one so should he :tea:

    • http://youtu.be/7fSfM0vk0qk Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      That boy looks crazy about the eye area. You can always tell if folks are not right when you look em in the eyes. Pay attention to the eyes folks!!!!

      Mawnin yawl.

    • http://talkingwithtami.com/blog talkingwithtami

      That's an old looking 20 year old dayum! Not to self, NEVER visit Ferguson! :tea:

    • sassyshe

      Ok lets be real since when a person targeting someone (not a professonial hit) gonna shoot 125 yards away, he would do a drive by. Its also cute how its an "attorney" that saw him with the demonstraters earlier that day

    • http://youtu.be/7fSfM0vk0qk Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      These kids be living hard. They come here looking like grandparents. Like the one who jumped that girl in Mc D's. She's 17 looking like 30

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      Anyone watch Sweetie Pies. We were bored Saturday.

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      I'm shocked he was ae to shoot at two officers and get away so fast. I think we have been lied to so much by FPD, we don't know what to believe.

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      I've swwn some old looking kids the last couple days.

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      Ooh he ugly as sin :hide:

      Morning yall :wave:

    • http://youtu.be/7fSfM0vk0qk Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      I’m shocked he was ae to shoot at two officers and get away so fast. I think we have been lied to so much by FPD, we don’t know what to believe.

      by lovezoe on Mar 16, 2015 at 9:46 am
      ________

      And this is why I don't subscribe to this mess

    • zeta4lif

      LOVEZ- :happy:

      Left u all salutations downstairs :hi: and do not feel like dragging it upstairs.

      I have Memorial Day project to get busy on so I will be :ghost: for a minute. Ya'll have a great day it is beautiful here in Bama. :peace:

      (runs back in blog and slaps the :newpost: sign out of @LOVEZ "hanzes" :rofl: :hug:

    • iWasteTime

      Morning Roses :wave:

      I don't believe he did it.
      All the witnesses (including media) witnesses said the shots came from up high and 100's of feet away. Don't match this story

    • http://youtu.be/7fSfM0vk0qk Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      Zoe no cable = no sweetie pies. I'm bout to get it tho :facepalm: I wanna watch bball and Power when it come back on

    • http://youtu.be/7fSfM0vk0qk Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      Hey Zeta

    • Chocolate

      y'all know the old saying, per "Denzel Washington" "any Ni@@a will do, ijs...

      Monring Roses :waves:

    • Blanche Devereaux

      They paid this man to take the fall :no: so sad. I wish these dudes had more backbone to stand up for something.

    • MissArtist

      Well, in my mama voice, if he dumb enough to let them coerce him into admitting something he didn't do, his azz deserves to be in jail for it. A good Black civil rights attorney would rep him for free :tea:

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      They look old cuz the growth hormones to speed up the growing process of our food

      Plus ppl having kids with old, frozen, test tube eggs thats been sitting on a shelf or in a lab. Baby be made from old dusty stock. How u make a new baby with something from out the freezer? Baby come out smelling like frion.

    • Blanche Devereaux

      User Friendly says:

      They look old cuz the growth hormones to speed up the growing process of our food
      Plus ppl having kids with old, frozen, test tube eggs thats been sitting on a shelf or in a lab. Baby be made from old dusty stock. How u make a new baby with something from out the freezer? Baby come out smelling like frion.
      ............................

      :chase:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      . They come here looking like grandparents.

      ********

      :rofl: :rofl:

      If anything this nig is in kahoots with the tipster. The reward money was up to 100k. They probably splitting it :tea:

    • Yardgirl

      This fool right here :facepalm:

    • http://youtu.be/7fSfM0vk0qk Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      User or momma and daddy got a old face passed down from generation to generation.

    • http://dan.l@superiorworks.com SugarFoot

      “This is a fear tactic,” she said. “We are very tight-knit. We know each other by face if not by name, and we’ve never seen this person before.”
      _________
      Sounds like the script from Have and Have Nots GTFOH when they paid dude to say he killed/ran over the lil girl and not Wyatt :chase:

      Hey Yall :wave:

    • http://youtu.be/7fSfM0vk0qk Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      Watching Mary Mary.... Love Tina but she shouldn't wear ponytails

    • http://Scam-Or-Nah.com KiMi0414

      If he shot from 125 feet away, and they had NO idea who it was then how all of a sudden is he the culprit? How Sway?

    • Blanche Devereaux

      Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser says:

      Watching Mary Mary…. Love Tina but she shouldn’t wear ponytails
      .......................

      LIKE WHY DOES SHE DO THIS TO HERSELF :no:

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      :lol: you know how the ice evaporates if u leave it in the freezer too long? Thats how lab rat babies look :lol:

      V! :happy: still no word from otb? :( where she at?

    • MissArtist

      @UserFriendly
      :hahaha: You know people in the hood don't wait to have kids, and they surely don't use frozen eggs. I'm 26 and my younger cousin told me she thought I just didn't want kids. I feel like an old maid :wail:

    • http://youtu.be/7fSfM0vk0qk Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      Blanche maybe she doesn't know??? Doesn't know she has the Brain genes?
      UF lmfaoooooooo

    • http://dan.l@superiorworks.com SugarFoot

      Oh Sandra the lil chia pet known as Jermaine Dupri is trying to sue Ciara over I Bet since the Gaye family won their lawsuit last week :facepalm:

      He is saying the track to I Bet is his track from Usher's U Got It Bad :shrug: They sound similar but JD has done so much shady shyt, he should just let her be great.

      #ATOWN

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyR09SP9qdA&sns=em Afiya says FOH :chase:

      300K bail :huh: normally when you shoot a cop your bail is revoked :think: #stillnotbuyingit :no:

      :hi: Good Morning Roses :hug:

    • Blanche Devereaux

      SugarFoot says:

      Oh Sandra the lil chia pet known as Jermaine Dupri is trying to sue Ciara over I Bet since the Gaye family won their lawsuit last week :facepalm:
      He is saying the track to I Bet is his track from Usher’s U Got It Bad :shrug: They sound similar but JD has done so much shady shyt, he should just let her be great.
      .....................

      it sounds like Tamia "Still" too

    • Blanche Devereaux

      @HL I need her to stop :no:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      UFO :happy: Word on the skreet is that my Baybay lost her phone and just got around to checking her email :eyeroll: :lol:

    • SummerBaby

      Ain't no way this dude is 20 :nono:

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      MissA--- girl u know i just made that up. I dont think i know any in vitro babies in real life.

      But I think the bad quality of air makes a difference in how the kids be looking so dusty. I have seen dusty looking toddlers. Smog & newport babies

    • iWasteTime

      He is saying the track to I Bet is his track from Usher’s U Got It Bad :shrug: They sound similar but JD has done so much shady shyt, he should just let her be great.
      ---------------------------------

      The Gaye family is not getting their money for this reason.
      This has already been hashed out with The Police, Hammer and Vanilla Ice and in that ruling by adding, taking away or altering the beat in anyway changes it. A whole lot of law suits are coming. I hope Sam Smith made Tom Petty sign a "don't come back no more" agreement too cause Tom Petty can get PAID and song credits

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      JD just broke. His suga mama found a sugar daddy.

    • iWasteTime

      *Queen, MC hammer and Vanilla Ice*
      Not The Police .. :no:

    • MissArtist

      @User Friendly
      It has to be something. I'm sure air quality and the food are probably it. And they probably don't get enough sleep and healthy food. How are you 8 with dull skin and bags under your eyes? I do know that 27 is the peak to have a baby and it goes downhill from there :wails:

    • http://youtu.be/7fSfM0vk0qk Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      Blanche she won't stop, can't stop.
      UF child idky these kids be looking like this straight out the poosay. When I was younger I had a friend who had her first child at 16. He looked 40. Like he should have a smokers jacket and pipe. :pray: Lord forgive me, but you know it's true.

    • iWasteTime

      :rofl: Really Dizzle?!?!

      :waiting: on her to "get around" to logging in :hahaha:

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      When we gone get into Tyga professing his love for Kylie?

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      I've have seen some old looking babies this past week. At first I thought it was due to the age of the mom.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyR09SP9qdA&sns=em Afiya says FOH :chase:

      Baby come out smelling like frion.

      ================
      :hahaha: :chase: you so MEAN, dis too early!! :rofl:

      *she right doe :shrug:

    • SummerBaby

      :newpost:

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      :facepalm: at OTB

      Had me counting my bail stash for nothing :mad: i thought she was locked up :rofl:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyR09SP9qdA&sns=em Afiya says FOH :chase:

      Don't tell me OTB is the pokey :blink: :crying1: :no:

    • http://dan.l@superiorworks.com SugarFoot

      @ Blanche I wish she would get back to her Promise days. I really like I Bet. Love me some Tamia :love: :yes: