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Ferguson Protesters: We Haven’t Seen Suspect at Demonstrations

In a press conference Sunday afternoon, St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch 20-year-old named Jeffrey Williams as the suspect in the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson last week, and identified him as one of the protesters who had been demonstrating before the Ferguson Police Department.

The Ferguson protest community tweeted immediately afterward that they had never seen Williams among the protesters, suggesting he was not a regular part of the routine demonstrations. There has been question as to whether outside agitators have been responsible for the much of the violence surrounding the protests:

Reporters who have covered the protests since they broke out last fall also said they had not seen Williams numbered among the protesters:

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