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Judge denies bond reduction for man who allegedly shot officers in Ferguson

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20-year-old Jeffrey Williams has been charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action in the shooting of two law enforcement officers outside the Ferguson Police Department Thursday. 20-year-old Jeffrey Williams has been charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action in the shooting of two law enforcement officers outside the Ferguson Police Department Thursday.

FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The man accused of shooting two police officers in Ferguson was denied a bond reduction Tuesday morning.

Twenty-year-old Jeffrey Williams' bond was set at $300,000 after he was taken into police custody for allegedly shooting two officers outside the Ferguson Police Department on March 11.

Williams reportedly told investigators the officers were not the intended target and said he was trying to shoot someone else.

“He may have had a dispute with other individuals or felt some dispute. We're not sure we completely buy that part of it,” said St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch. “But it is possible he was firing at some other people and the officers were, of course, in the back.”

However, investigators say it doesn't matter if the officers were the intended targets or not. Williams is still facing multiple charges, including first-degree assault and armed criminal action.

Both officers were treated and released from a St. Louis hospital the day after the shooting.

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