As protests continue, 2 FBI agents have been shot near Ferguson

Whether the incident was linked to the Ferguson riots is unclear.

Mar 1, 2020, 4:12 pm*

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Rob Price 

Rob Price

Two FBI agents were shot in St. Louis, Mo. on Tuesday night, as protests continued in nearby Ferguson after a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

The two officers sustained non-life-threatening gunshot wounds while investigating a siege at a St. Louis resident’s home. The suspect was reportedly a 33-year-old man.

Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson in August at the hands of Officer Darren Wilson sparked months of civil unrest and protests, and a decision on Monday by a St. Louis grand jury not to indict Wilson has sparked violent protests, looting, and arson. Police have teargassed protesters and journalists alike, and at least one man has been “shot dead” in as-yet-uncertain circumstances.

It’s unclear whether the late Tuesday night shooting of the two FBI agents is directly connected to the events in Ferguson, though the second night’s protests were more peaceful that the riots that broke on the first night.

H/T USA Today | Photo via FBI/Wikimedia Commons

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*First Published: Nov 26, 2014, 8:52 am