Posted on | March 12, 2015 | 30 Comments
We reported this morning that two police officers were shot in downtown Ferguson, Missouri. The investigation into that shooting led to what police called a “tactical situation” at a home in Ferguson. KTVI reports:
Police swarmed a house in Ferguson, just four blocks from the Ferguson Police Department, where the shooting took place ,according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. A tactical team scaled the home and tried to break in through the attic, where they believed one of the suspects may have been hiding. The house is located on Dade Avenue, near Tiffin Avenue.
After breaking through, there was no one found. Two men were however escorted from the home in handcuffs, as well as the woman who rents the home. Police would not comment on the situation.
Raw video from the scene showed protesters pointing to a nearby hill after shots rang out at about midnight. Police say they officers were shot from about 125 yards away.
Meanwhile, the two wounded officers have been released:
Two area police officers seriously wounded after they were shot while standing along S. Florissant Road directly in front of the Ferguson Police Department Thursday morning have been released from the hospital.
The officers are from St. Louis County and Webster Groves. . . .
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar says at least three shots were fired. The Webster Groves police officer, a 32-year-old who has been on the force seven years, was shot just under his right eye, in the high-cheek area. The bullet is lodged underneath his right ear. . . .
The St. Louis County officer, a 41-year-old with 14 years of law enforcement experience, was shot in his right shoulder. The bullet traveled through his back and out between his scapula and spine.
The “BlackLivesMatters” rioters insisted that the shooter wasn’t with them as they gathered outside the police station.
But other witnesses note that there were two distinct groups of protesters. One group marching and chanting peacefully and another one getting increasingly mean spirited, loud and violent. In fact, as the cops were lying on the street shot, one protester is heard on video saying that they deserved what they got.
Obviously, expect more updates as this breaking story develops.
UPDATE: Shell casings were found at the scene, indicating a semiautomatic handgun was likely used in the shooting.
UPDATE II: Ace of Spades comments:
The left is having spasms that people on the right are suggesting that these shootings just might be the result of a viciously false narrative peddled by the radical left, the President, and their fellow travelers in the media.
In every other shooting, the left goes looking for the toxic politicsthat animated the shooting, and tries to connect it with a politician’s words; here, they’re aghast that anyone would be so gauche to do that.
We will continue monitoring developments in the investigation.