CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – The shooter who fired on two police officers in Ferguson remains at large. The investigation continues and the reward for information on the suspect has gone up.
There are no suspects in custody at this point. The reward for information leading to an arrest is upwards of $10,000.
County police personnel say that there were so many rumors flying around, that Chief Belmar wanted to speak with the media to put those rumors to rest and to update the public on the investigation.
Since the two officers were shot early Thursday morning in Ferguson, Belmar says they`ve received several dozen leads. But, not as many as they thought they would. Police are looking into all these leads, and have been poring over surveillance footage, trying to get a glimpse of the shooter.
Thursday, several individuals were taken in for questioning, but those leads were unsuccessful.
Belmar says an active investigation is now critical and their number one priority is to make sure things in ferguson don`t regress after this shooting. He says, we can`t afford to go back.
As for the officers, Belmar says they`re recovering at home with their families. He says they`re in remarkably high spirits, and are expected to make a full recovery.