Police in St. Louis County are looking for suspects in connection with the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson early yesterday morning. The injured officers were treated for their injuries and released while investigators questioned several people, but no charges have been filed.
St. Louis County Police Chief John Belmar called the shooting of officers “an ambush,” and the group CrimeStoppers has offered a $10,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in the case. Meanwhile, a candlelight vigil was held last night near the Ferguson Police Station with a much smaller crowd than Wednesday night. Organizers called it a vigil for “all those who mourn.” St. Louis County Police and the Missouri State Highway Patrol have taken over protest security in Ferguson as demonstrators vowed to continue protesting the August 2014 shooting death of robbery suspect Michael Brown at the hands of a police officer. On Wednesday, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson resigned, effective next Thursday, becoming the sixth member of city government to step down in the wake of a Department of Justice Report spotlighting racism within the city.