A police officer was shot in the arm in Ferguson, Missouri, Saturday night while responding to a suspected burglary, according to St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar. The officer was not killed.
Belmar said the shooting suspect didn't appear to have ties to the ongoing protests in the St. Louis suburb. The suspect remains at large, and a manhunt is underway.
Belmar originally indicated there were two suspects, but later clarified there's only one alleged assailant.
The protests in Ferguson briefly heated up following reports of the shooting. Police originally asked protesters to leave, but the demonstrations continued with little reported trouble hours into the night.
Weeks after the August 9 shooting of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown and the ensuing protests, demonstrations picked up in intensity again this week when a Brown memorial near the site of the shooting burned down and Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson issued an apology video that many demonstrators perceived as too little, too late. Saturday marked another tense standoff between police and black residents in Ferguson.