Possible lead in Ferguson cop shooting

2015-03-12 21:05
Police in riot gear respond to demonstrators blocking traffic during a protest outside the Ferguson Police Department on 11 March 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Michael B. Thomas, AFP)

Police in riot gear respond to demonstrators blocking traffic during a protest outside the Ferguson Police Department on 11 March 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Michael B. Thomas, AFP)

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New York - St Louis County's police chief said on Thursday there were possible leads in the search for the gunman who shot two officers during a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, and in future similar situations police may shoot back.

Muzzle flashes were detected from about 125m away from the rally early on Thursday, just hours after the city's police chief resigned in the wake of a scathing US Justice Department report finding his force was rife with racial bias, Chief Jon Belmar told a press conference.

Both officers were wounded, one with a bullet lodged behind his ear, Belmar said.

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