To summarize the press conference: Saturday night around 10:30, police arrested 20-year-old Jeffrey Williams and have charged him with assault in the first degree, a felony. Williams admitted firing the shots, but said he was aiming at other people who he was in a dispute with. Further investigation is necessary to determine whether that is true, but regardless of his intended target, the charges would be the same. Williams fired at least some of the shots from a car, on a side street near the police station. Williams had been part of the demonstration at the police department earlier in the evening, and part of previous demonstrations. Williams was on probation for receiving stolen property and had an arrest warrant because he hadn't checked in. Williams is African-American, and lived "in the vicinity", but not in Ferguson proper. Information from the public contributed to the investigation and led to the arrest.
St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch spoke about the arrest and took questions from reporters. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar spoke about the condition of the officers and took a couple questions. The press conference has concluded.
And we're back, with the news that St. Louis County Police have arrested someone in connection to the shooting of two police officers in front of the Ferguson Police Department. There will be a press conference in approximately 15 minutes.
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