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Authorities to announce arrest in shootings of 2 officers outside Ferguson Police Department

  • People take part in a candlelight vigil Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Two police officers were shot early Thursday morning in front of the Ferguson Police Department during a protest following the resignation of the city's police chief in the wake of a U.S. Justice Department report. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    People take part in a candlelight vigil Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Two police officers were shot early Thursday morning in front of the Ferguson Police Department during a protest following the resignation of the city's police chief in the wake of a U.S. Justice Department report. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • A police officer walks toward the Ferguson Police Department Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Two officers were shot in front of the police department early Thursday as demonstrators gathered after the police chief resigned in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report alleging bias in the police force and local courts. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    A police officer walks toward the Ferguson Police Department Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Two officers were shot in front of the police department early Thursday as demonstrators gathered after the police chief resigned in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report alleging bias in the police force and local courts. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Aerial view locates shooting of police in Ferguson, MO.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;

    Aerial view locates shooting of police in Ferguson, MO.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say they have made an arrest in the shooting of two officers outside the Ferguson Police Department.

St. Louis County Police Sgt. Brain Schellman said the details will be discussed at a 1:30 p.m. Sunday news conference. St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch and St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar will attend.

The officers were shot after midnight Thursday as demonstrators gathered after the city's police chief resigned in the wake of a scathing federal Justice Department report.

A 41-year-old county officer was shot in the right shoulder, and a 32-year-old suburban officer was shot in the right cheek. Both were released later Thursday.

Protests have happened in Ferguson since the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white officer.