St. Louis County Police Chief: “We Were Very Close to What Happened in New York”

Two St. Louis County Police Officers were shot late Wednesday night, one in the face and one in the shoulder, outside the Ferguson Police Department.

Around 150 protesters gathered outside the police department for several hours before the shooting occurred.
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One police officer was shot in the shoulder and the other was shot in the face. The shots were fired from a minimum of 150 years away from the police station.


St. Louis County Police Chief John Belmar held a press conference Thursday morning. Belmar told reporters:

Anytime you take a bullet and it’s a shot to the face, it’s a hard hit.

Police Chief Belmar also told reporters, “We could’ve buried two police officers.”

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