St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch identified the suspect as 20-year old Jeffery Williams. McCulloch said Williams was arrested Saturday night and acknowledged his participation in firing the shots. A 40mm handgun tied to the attack was recovered.
Williams is charged with two counts of first-degree assault, one count of firing a weapon from a vehicle, and three counts of armed criminal action. McCulloch stated that Williams is not a resident of Ferguson and may not have been aiming at police officers. McCulloch did stated that regardless of the intended targets, the charges would be the same.
Here’s McCulloch’s News Briefing;
It’s on the basis that Robert McCulloch’s “public characterization” of the grand jury does not reflect the juror’s own views.
Talking point memo reports that the juror is anonymous, and
“In [the grand juror]’s view, the current information available about the grand jurors’ views is not entirely accurate — especially the implication that all grand jurors believed that there was no support for any charges,” the lawsuit says, per the news outlet. “Moreover, the public characterization of the grand jurors’ view of witnesses and evidence does not accord with [Doe]’s own.”
The juror is represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri. It asks the court for an injunction that would allow the juror to speak publicly about the Darren Wilson case, who killed Michael Brown.