Police in St. Louis County say an officer shot and critically wounded a suspect early Wednesday near Ferguson, the suburb of the city of St. Louis where a fatal weekend police shooting sparked two nights of violent protests, reports CBS St. Louis affiliate KMOV-TV.
Reginald Williams was sentenced to 240 months on multiple charges involving the interstate transportation of two minors with the intent to engage in prostitution.
The parents of slain suburban St. Louis teen Michael Brown appeared at a news conference in tears and demanding justice in the wake of the shooting Saturday that sparked vigils and demonstrations where thousands marched and prompted a federal investigation.
Police made up to 15 arrests, and most of the unrest was quieted by midnight.
Jacobi Staples, 21, of St. Louis, admitted to misusing customer’s credit cards while a cashier at Sam’s Club in Maplewood.
Ferguson firefighter Ericka Artz sent KMOX’s Michael Calhoun video of what it looked like when emergency crews arrived on the scene of a burning QuikTrip.
A day of anger over a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in suburban St. Louis turned to mayhem as people looted businesses, vandalized vehicles and confronted police who sought to block off access to several areas of the city.
Looters set fire to a Ferguson QuikTrip, smashed shop windows and carried off merchandise at several stores following a prayer vigil for a man shot and killed by police Saturday.
Attorney General Eric Holder has instructed attorneys in the department’s civil rights division tomonitor developments
St. Louis County police chief Jon Belmar says teen tried to grab officer’s sidearm.