The federal prosecutor in St. Louis comes to the rescue of state prosecutors frustrated with Missouri’s gun laws.
The goal, says U.S. Attorney for Southern Illinois Steve Wigginton, is to send a message to the street.
Jeffrey Williams is accused of wounding the officers on March 12, during an early-morning rally sparked by the resignation of Ferguson’s police chief. Both officers are expected to recover.
KC man tells officers he just snapped.
One person was arrested and another is wanted by police after shots were fired into a large crowd of people near the MetroLink station in the Delmar Loop.
Clayton Police Chief Kevin Murphy says while Schweich left no suicide note “on paper” at his Clayton home, detectives continue to search his electronic devices for any possible note or explanation into the shooting.
“It doesn’t make sense to me to let somebody out early on a gun crime, and I think we have to take a tougher approach to that,” Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce says.
They told Lincoln County deputies they were teaching the 6-year-old boy about “stranger danger.”
St. Louis prosecutors say 18-year-old Christopher Grant is charged with first-degree murder.
Knowles says the officers are being trained so they can test the device before the city considers whether to get them.