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20-year-old charged in shootings of 2 officers


CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities say a 20-year-old man who had been out at Thursday's protest is charged in the shootings of two St. Louis area officers.

St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said 20-year-old Jeffrey Williams is charged with two counts of first-degree assault, one count of firing a weapon from a vehicle and three counts of armed criminal action. Williams is being held on $300,000 bond.

The officers were shot early Thursday outside of the Ferguson Police Department during a protest hours after the city's police chief resigned in the wake of a scathing federal Justice Department report. The officers were released from the hospital later Thursday.

McCulloch said Williams told police he was firing at someone in which he was in a dispute, not at the police officers.

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said Williams is black.

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