Suspect in officers' shooting reportedly confesses over phone - KMOV.com

Suspect in officers' shooting reportedly confesses over phone

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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 March 11. 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 March 11.
FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

The man accused of shooting two police officers outside the Ferguson Police Department confessed to the shooting on a phone call from jail that was recorded.

News 4 obtained recordings of Jeffrey Williams' phone conversations in jail. Anyone locked in jail is told their phone conversations while behind bars are recorded and the audio can be handed over to prosecutors or the press. In the recordings, Williams talks about what happened when he was first brought in and what it's like being segregated from the rest of those in jail.

Williams also said he accidentally shot the two police officers who were patrolling a demonstration outside the Ferguson Police Department on March 11. In a conversation with his girlfriend, Williams said he was being harassed by others outside Ferguson PD the night of the shooting. He said he fired shots at them after they fired at him.

In the recordings, Williams also expresses regret for his actions, saying he wished he would have walked away.

Williams attorney declined to comment on the recordings.

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