Two police officers have been hospitalized after being shot during a protest outside Ferguson, Missouri police headquarters, just hours after the city's police chief announced his resignation
ABC News reported:
Two police officers were shot during overnight protests in Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis County Police Department said.
A St. Louis County officer, 41, was struck in the shoulder, while a Webster Groves police officer, 32, was struck in the face, said county police chief John Belmar, who spoke to media members outside of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
“These police officers were standing there, and they were shot just because they were police officers,” Belmar said.
The officers are listed in serious condition, police said.
Tensions simmered in the city Wednesday after the resignation of the city’s police chief, Tom Jackson. Hundreds of protesters gathered throughout the night, staring down police officers in riot gear.
Amateur video captures moment of the shooting--
St Louis County Police Chief:
"They were just shot because they were police officers"
Both in serious condition