(FOXNEWS) — A 20-year-old Missouri man has been arrested in the shooting of two St. Louis County police officers Thursday, county officials announced Sunday.
Jeffrey Williams was arrested Saturday night and is charged with two counts of assault in the first degree, three counts of armed criminal action and firing a weapon from a vehicle, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch said during the afternoon press conference.
Williams, who McCulloch said has attended several demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo., has told police that he fired shots at someone he had a dispute with, and hit the officers, who Williams alleges were not his intended target.
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The officers were shot after midnight Thursday as demonstrators gathered after the city's police chief resigned in the wake of a scathing federal Justice Department report.