(NBC NEWS) An arrest has been made in connection with the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, officials said Sunday afternoon.
Jeffrey Williams, 20, who lives just north of Ferguson, was charged with two counts of assault in the first degree and one count of firing a weapon from a vehicle, police said at a press conference Sunday afternoon. He is being held on $300,000 bond, police said.
He could face up to life in prison, if convicted of the charges. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch said during a news conference Sunday that Williams admitted to firing the shots that hit the two police officers, but the suspect claimed to have been in an argument with someone else, and said he wasn't specifically targeting the officers.
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