FERGUSON MO - Ferguson is back in the news as two separate shootings targeting police officers go down over the weekend.
In the first, an officer was shot when he interrupted a burglary at a local business. He suffered an arm wound, and is expected to recover. The suspect got away.
Police say they don`t think the shooting was related to the ongoing protests of the August killing of unarmed Michael Brown at the hands of a Ferguson police officer.
"I wouldn't have any reason to believe right now it was linked in any way, shape, manner or form for to the protests," said Chief Jon Belmar, St. Louis County Police Department.
Then, three hours later, a drive-by shooting targeted an off-duty officer in his personal vehicle. He had minor scrapes from broken glass and he did not return fire. No word whether the suspect actually knew he was a cop.
The Department of Justice is investigating the Ferguson Police Department on accusations that officers have a history of abuse and mistreatment.