September 28, 2014 9:30 am -

A police officer in Ferguson, Mo., was shot in the arm on Saturday night, authorities said. Police believe the shooting was unrelated to the continuing protests over the death of a teenager shot by a police officer there last month.

A police officer takes pictures outside the Ferguson Community Center in Ferguson. Image: AP

A police officer takes pictures outside the Ferguson Community Center in Ferguson. (Image: AP)

[su_center_ad]Police say two men at a community center ran from the officer, then opened fire during a foot chase.

The Associated Press reports:

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said at a media briefing early Sunday that the officer approached the men around 9:10 p.m. because the community center was closed. As the officer approached, the men ran away. When the officer gave chase, “one of the men turned and shot,” Belmar said.

The officer was shot in the arm and is expected to survive, he said. Belmar did not identify the officer or give further details about his condition. He said the officer returned fire but said police have “no indication” that either suspect was shot.

A search was underway for the suspects early Sunday in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb that’s been the scene of racial unrest in the wake of the August shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.

“I wouldn’t have any reason to believe right now that it was linked in any way, shape, manner or form with the protests,” Belmar said.
Approximately two dozen officers stood near a group of about 100 protesters who gathered on a street corner, occasionally shouting, “No justice; no peace” at around midnight.

Part of a road was closed in town while police conducted a search for the suspects. Numerous law enforcement agencies were responding, and police helicopters were canvassing the area, according to the AP.

Not too far from Ferguson, an off-duty St. Louis city police officer with 20 years of experience was injured on Interstate 70 in a separate incident when three suspects fired shots into his personal vehicle, according to a police spokeswoman.

That officer was being treated at a hospital for a minor injury to his arm from broken glass. [su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

13 responses to Police Officer Shot In Ferguson; Two Suspects Wanted

  1. dr_benton_quest September 28th, 2014 at 10:10 am

    I don’t believe a word spoken by the Ferguson police. The reason for the confrontation, the sequence of the actions, who fired their firearm first, nor the reason for the pursuit.

    • Carla Akins September 28th, 2014 at 11:31 am


    • rg9rts September 28th, 2014 at 12:21 pm

      They probably shot him themselves

      • whatthe46 September 28th, 2014 at 8:31 pm

        woudn’t be surprised. was he wearing a wilson arm band?

  2. M D Reese September 28th, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    This is like a “man bites dog” story these days…

  3. rg9rts September 28th, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Round up the usual suspects

  4. juicyfruityyy September 28th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Anything to bring out the riot gear and justify why Wilson shot an unarmed teen. They are building a case for Wilson. Who should be in jail.

    • crc3 September 28th, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      The case is already built and there is a good chance Wilson will walk…

      • juicyfruityyy September 28th, 2014 at 3:19 pm

        True. When they let him leave town. After the shooting. The decision was made. The parents can still file a civil suit.

        • crc3 September 28th, 2014 at 3:27 pm

          Seems so pointless to file a civil suit. Even if they win they still won’t have their son and Wilson will walk the streets a free man just like George Zimmerman does now…

          • juicyfruityyy September 28th, 2014 at 3:35 pm

            They deserve their day in court.

          • whatthe46 September 28th, 2014 at 8:30 pm

            why pointless. civil suits are meant to make a point. they are meant to teach one a lesson. especially when you have no other recourse. the lesson is, hopefully sooner than later, the states/cities/counties will soon realize they cannot afford to continue going broke over these suits that result is millions being paid out because of its employees. namely the police force for wrongful deaths and abuse. more than 30 prison guards were fired this pass month due to abuse and deaths of inmates. (makes sense right) because they cannot afford the continued lawsuits. so get rid of bad apples. will ferguson learn? one thing for certain is they better do a clean slate and soon.

  5. tracey marie September 28th, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Seems the hunted are becoming the hunters…charge darren, the known violent racist or this will escalate