Jeffrey Williams, the thug who shot two police officers providing security outside a Ferguson, MO police station last spring, has been convicted.
A jury has convicted a man of shooting two police officers during a 2015 protest in Ferguson amid fallout over the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown months earlier.
The officers were shot in March 2015 during one of many protests that followed Brown’s August 2014 death. Both officers survived, but one left the department due to his injury, according to Webster Groves Lt. Andy Miller.
A St. Louis County jury deliberated about two hours Thursday night before finding Jeffrey Williams, 22, guilty of two counts of assault, three counts of armed criminal action and one count of shooting from a vehicle. Sentencing is in January. Online court records don’t indicate the range of punishment.
Williams, who was in a car passing through the protest area when bullets struck a Webster Groves officer in the face and a St. Louis County officer in the shoulder, says he isn’t the one who shot the officers. Williams’ attorney, Jerryl Christmas, said an appeal is likely.
“He continues to maintain that the actual shooter was the back seat passenger in the car,” Christmas said.
At the times of his arrest Williams claimed that he was shooting at someone else, which in an of itself is a confession that he was indeed the shooter.
Mysteriously, the two guys he was shooting at—Sumdood and Dindu Nuffin—could not be located as witnesses.