After numerous conflicting reports from both local media and the St. Louis County Police, details have emerged regarding the shooting of a Ferguson police officer Saturday night.
On Sunday, however, police said the officer had seen just one man behind the Ferguson Community Center. When the officer approached, the man began to run and the officer followed on foot. During the chase, the man turned and fired at the officer, then disappeared into a woods behind the center.
[St. Louis County Police Sgt. Brian] Schellman said detectives later had confirmed there was only one suspect involved. Police did not have any more details on the man’s description.
Police said they did not believe the shooting was related to any unrest in Ferguson since Brown’s death.
The officer was released from the hospital Sunday after being treated for a single gunshot would to the left arm.
No sympathy here.
A second shooting that was reported Saturday night reportedly involved an off-duty officer, who was injured by flying glass.
A drive-by shooting? No big deal, according to activist Shaun King.