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Arrest Made In Shooting Of Two Officers In Ferguson, Police Say

The St. Louis County Police Department says an arrest has been made in connection with the shooting of two officers during a protest in Ferguson, Mo., last week.

A news conference announcing the details of the arrest was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. local time (2:30 p.m. ET), Jason Rosenbaum, a reporter for St. Louis Public Radio said on Twitter, citing a news release from the department. (You can follow St. Louis Public Radio and Rosenbaum on Twitter for the latest on this story)

As we reported last week, the two officers were shot shortly after midnight on March 12, as a protest outside the police station began to wind down. One of the officers was from St. Louis County; the other from nearby Webster Groves, Mo.


The 32-year-old Webster Groves officer, a five-year veteran of the force, was struck once in the face. The 41-year-old St. Louis County officer, a 14-year veteran of the force, was struck once in the shoulder. Both officers were later released from hospital.

The family of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old black man shot dead in Ferguson by a white police officer last August, called the shootings "senseless." Attorney General Eric Holder called it "inexcusable and repugnant."

Ferguson has been the focus of protests, some of them violent, after Brown's death, which also resulted in a national conversation about race.

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