Two police officers were gunned down outside the Ferguson, Missouri police department late last night, during a “mostly peaceful” protest:
A 32-year-old officer from suburban Webster Groves was shot in the face and a 41-year-old officer from St. Louis County was shot in the shoulder, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said. Both were taken to a local hospital, where Belmar said they were conscious. He said he did not have further details about their conditions but described their injuries as “very serious,” but not life-threatening.
Authorities are searching for the gunman. No suspect has been identified. …
Police dressed in riot gear dragged the injured officers to safety. …
“This is what they wanted to happen,” one Ferguson officer said, according to The Times.
After the shootings, protesters taunted the police officers who remained at the scene.
Well done, Eric Holder! Al Sharpton, you can take a bow, too.
UPDATE: This crude video was being filmed as the shots were fired. It lends immediacy to the disasters that Eric Holder and Al Sharpton have wrought. Profanity warning: