Ferguson Officer Shot, Apparently Not Linked To Brown Protests


A Ferguson, Mo., police officer was shot in the arm Saturday night, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The shooting came at the end of another week of protests, arrests and violence since the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson.

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said the officer last night was on patrol and spotted two suspects trying to break into a business. When the officer confronted them, one pulled a gun and fired at the officer. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said he doesn't believe the incident was linked to the protests. Authorities had hoped to avoid further confrontations by canceling the weekly Ferguson Farmers Market on Saturday to prevent a repeat of last week's encounters between protesters and marketgoers.

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