FERGUSON, MO – Authorities across St. Louis County, MO, have put out the dragnet for the person or persons who shot two lawmen just after midnight Thursday morning just outside the Ferguson police department.
Both officers are home recovering, one from a gunshot wound in the face, the other with a wound to the chest.
Meanwhile, CrimeStoppers is offering $10,000 for any information. And two Missouri congressmen have put up another $3,000 dollars.
President Obama was on Jimmy Kimmel Live where he also condemned the attempted assassinations.
"There was no excuse for criminal acts and whoever fired those shots, shouldn't detract from the issue. They're criminals. They need to be arrested."
Earlier in the day, police searched a house and took three people in custody for questioning: two men and a woman. Police let them go after several hours of questioning.
Community members held a prayer vigil Thursday night to support the police and demonstrators, and to bring down the wrath of God on the gunman.
“We come to curse all of those who would come to stand in the midst of peaceful protest and cast forth shots that bring forth of violence, we come to curse.”
Officers from St. Louis County and the state highway patrol will handle security during demonstrations for the foreseeable future, hoping cooler minds will replace hot heads in a town under fire.