Tweets from scene of Ferguson police shooting Live
Post-Dispatch reporters in Ferguson Wednesday, March 11, captured the scene of the shooting in tweets, Vines and photos:
Police take cover after two cops were shot in front of #Ferguson PD on Thursday, March 12, 2015. http://t.co/jGRd9BI1vA
Police mobilize after two police officers were shot in front of #Ferguson PD on Thursday, March 12, 2015. http://t.co/NYSjff92Fc
A wounded officer is put into an ambulance after being shot in front of #Ferguson PD on Thursday, March 12, 2015. http://t.co/9l8O253byl
Crime scene investigators collect evidence in front of #Ferguson Police Station where two police officers on 3-12-15 http://t.co/7gmqinjZc0
Investigators on top Tiffin Ave. where witnesses saw several muzzle flashes before two officers shot at #Ferguson PD http://t.co/OiIZ19Ylzy
Shots came from a house up the hill across from police station in #Ferguson
First officer was screaming as other officers carried him down a hill to help #Fergusob
Still waiting for 2nd ambulance to leave. Heavy police presence. Cruisers from Chesterfield, Manchester, Florissant, Jennings #Ferguson
Eerily quiet one hour after the shooting. They are still working on one of the officers at the fire department. Prayers to him #Ferguson
Crowd had been thinning out right before shots rang out. Was getting ready to call it a night. #Ferguson
Crime scene techs just picked up helmet of officer shot. Blood on the ground #Ferguson
My colleague @susan_weich was standing just yards away from the officers who were shot tonight in #Ferguson. http://t.co/835Eu0BwdG
Small crowd of about 20 people and far more cops across the street from the fire station in #Ferguson. http://t.co/r4WtFCX4e8
Brian Schellman w/STL County PD is at Barnes Hospital where officers were transported. Said he does not know their conditions. #Ferguson
Free-lance journalist @BradleyRayford said he saw 3-4 muzzle flashes from crest of Tiffin Avenue hill in #Ferguson. http://t.co/Bxwx04IunH
Police ask few remaining protesters in #Ferguson to back away from yellow tape. "This is a crime scene," cop said http://t.co/64zB5LGa3s
Some protesters say they want to leave but can't because their vehicles are behind police lines. #Ferguson
On Tiffin ave in #Ferguson, about 25 police officers with flashlights are searching street, lawns for shell casings. http://t.co/DnBOAAUxja
Investigator sweeping with a metal detector where two police officers were wounded tonight in #Ferguson. http://t.co/ClQqwlA7ds
Police also searching for evidence in garden area next to the #Ferguson police station. http://t.co/zlNQCXIjVm
Better audio of the video via live streamer @MissJupiter1957, who shot footage. https://t.co/6nfLmEjrUL http://t.co/1I66qUCtYl
STL County cops confiscated phone that @MissJupiter1957 was using to live stream protest when shots were fired at police. #Ferguson
From protesters at the scene:
Holy shit. There were just like 4 shots. It seems like an officer was shot. Shit. Officers have guns drawn. This is crazy.
The officers just called for an ambulance. I don't know if someone got hit. This is now crazy. Ferguson PD.
Protestors are starting to leave. I'm in the car and was in the car when the shots were fired. Wild. Ferguson PD.
The shooter was at the top of the hill. Ferguson PD.
They are about to storm the hill. It's crazy intense out here. Wow. #Ferguson PD.
The shooter was not with the protestors. The shooter was atop the hill. We can live in a world without guns.
And the police have now told another protestor that they are going to confiscate his phone. Ferguson PD.
I do not condone the killing of police officers. I do not condone the killing of the unarmed. I do not condone killing.
This has been a long 215 days.
Now, I was here. I saw the officer fall. The shot came from at least 500 feet away from the officers. Ferguson PD.
The shots did not come from any lot with protestors. Ferguson.
The police know that protestors weren't the shooter. That's why they didn't detain us. They went for the hill where none of us were.
The police wouldn't let a few of us leave this lot because they wanted statements from us because we were close to the hill, not suspects.
It is disgusting that Belmar is saying the shooter was "embedded in" the protestor group w/o speaking to any witnesses or seeing evidence.
If Mike Brown were still alive, we wouldn't be protesting. We all would've been home tonight.
There are some who have been waiting for any moment to attempt to vilify and discredit protestors. But the shooter did not stand w/ us.
And last night's actions by a lone shooter do not become justification for the police to become more aggressive towards protestors.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all victims of violence.
What was true yesterday is true today -- we have never advocated the shooting of police as a means of justice.
Cop got shot. That's his shield on the ground http://t.co/36rrUZCvV1
He was standing right where you see the shields on the ground. http://t.co/jVc9KjeWTg
I didn't see the cop get shot I just heard the shots. I was just about to get out the car... wow...
The shots came from behind protesters. The police were definitely caught off guard. This shit is wild.
More police driving up.
4 shots and then I look and it's protesters on the ground, police on the ground. And we just froze b/c the police pulled all the guns out.
Mayor Knowles needs to explain this in the morning. Mayor Slay. Governor Nixon. All of them.
Police are being heard saying this is what the protesters wanted. Police being shot. Stop it. 215 days and we still have our hands up.
The white side of ferguson is going to wake up in the morning and buy out the gun shops. Smh
The media bet not start that shit and the police bet not lie. Those shots did not come from the lot were the protesters were at.
I'm just glad we were all able to go to our cars and drive away. The police were definitely on edge.
I don't much about guns but I do know that was such an accurate shot to be up a hill and down a road somewhere
It's no way on earth if it was protestors they would've let everyone leave and drive off the lot. No way.
Mentioning scuffles between protesters tonight like that has something to do HOURS later with this shooting.
And also saying that "the shots could've come from anywhere" no. It was up the hill. Where you there? Didn't think so.
215 days of protest and not one police officer has been shot or killed in STL. 215 days and 7 black men/teens have been killed by the police
Lazy Reporters want to blame the protesters? And we're all on the same street as the police. That could've been us hit too. Don't do that.
If we being honest, those shots could've hit anybody. ANYBODY. There were lawyers and protesters at the PD working to get folks out of jail.
I want Chief Belmar to stop lying. There is footage of the incident. Nobody was "embedded" with protesters. STOP LYING.
Tonight is the night that I realized that agent provocateurs really are absolutely real. Have agendas and will accomplish them by any means.
Belmar can evaluate situations?!?! He's the one who ordered for babies, children, pregnant women & the elderly to be teargassed last summer.
My mind goes to how did Mike feel, how did Antonio feel, how did Vonderrit feel.
215 days and 7 dead black boys and men in St. Louis City and County.
I have no words for tonight.
The shots came from behind the protestor. Bullets don't have names. It literally could've been anyone
This is not the first time shots were fired at a protest. Does not mean police were the target.
215 days and no officer was ever injured by a protestor. That didn't change tonight.
A protestor could've been shot in the face tonight. Would Belmar respond then?