ATF Agents Involved in Shooting Incident Involving Burglary Suspects in Ferguson, Mo.

John Roman/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(FERGUSON, Mo.) — Police in Ferguson, Mo. say a shooting incident that occurred on Friday was not related to ongoing protests in connection with the fatal officer-involved shooting of Michael Brown.

On Thursday, an official from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said, a federally-licensed firearms dealer was burglarized. As part of an investigation into the burglary, ATF officials were surveilling a suspect vehicle on Friday.

During an attempted stop, the officers identified themselves as law enforcement, prompting the driver of the vehicle to attempt to ram the agents with the vehicle.

At least one ATF agent fired his weapon at the vehicle. No one was struck by the gunfire. The car eventually crashed, at which point three suspects were taken into custody.

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