Ferguson Police Officer Shot, Two Suspects Wanted
A Ferguson police officer was shot Saturday night, further raising tensions between police and citizens.
A police officer on patrol in Ferguson, Mo. was shot Saturday night while responding to a burglary call at a community center, police said.
The officer confronted two males at the Ferguson Community Center around 9 p.m., according to St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar. As the officer chased to the two men, shots were fired at the officer, striking him in the arm.
At a news conference, Belmar said that the officer "was able to get off a couple of shots," but that there was “no indication that either suspect was shot.”
The shooting came after a week of intensified protests and calls for the police chief to resign in the St. Louis suburb over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a black, unarmed 18-year-old, by white Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9.
However, the police say that this shooting is not related to the protests.