A Ferguson, Missouri police officer has reportedly been treated for a gunshot wound after enduring a bullet Saturday (September 27) weeks after the controversial shooting of local teenagers Michael Brown.
Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson revealed details of the shooting during a Sunday (September 28) morning conference.
The officer spotted two men, who began running when he approached them, Chief Jackson said. The officer chased them, and as he closed in on one of the suspects, Chief Jackson said, the second suspect pulled out a gun and fired at the officer, who was shot in one arm. The officer said he fired several shots in return, but there was no indication that he hit either of the suspects, Chief Jackson said. (NY Times)
Another shooting went down Sunday according to these details…
A drive-by reportedly went down Sunday directed at an off-duty police officer.
Schron Jackson with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department told NewsChannel 5 that the incident occurred around 12:20 a.m. The 48-year-old male officer suffered a minor injury to his arm from broken glass and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Police say three black male suspects fired shots into the off-duty officer’s personal vehicle at I-70 and I-170. The suspects fled in a black sedan. The officer, who has nearly 20 years of experience, did not return fire. (USA Today)
Rap heavyweights Game, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross and more recently hooked up to release their tribute-driven “Don’t Shoot” anthem.
“Time to take a stand and save our future/ Like we all got shot, we all got shot/ Throwing up our hands, don’t let ’em shoot us,” the chorus rings out. From there, we get verses that mix anger, sadness and critique from Game, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh and TGT, as well as an intro from DJ Khaled. (MTV)
A few days prior, Hot Boys’ Turk spoke to SOHH about being motivated by Roc Nation stud J. Cole‘s “Be Free” tribute to pen the new “Hands Up.”
“It had to be done. J. Cole, you know, shout-out to J. Cole, he actually released his new track and he’s singing on it and I was inspired by his own record. So I gotta shout him out. My producer Joey Did This, he sent me a track and I just went him. It took me some time. I would say it took me about thirty minutes to write the verse. I wrote two verses and I called my engineer and told him to meet me in the studio. I set up the time, did the song and just released it.” (SOHH)