Nov 29, 2014 10:18 AM by News Staff
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The father of a 24-year-old St. Louis woman says she lost an eye during a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, earlier this week when a police officer fired a beanbag at her boyfriend's car, shattering the windshield.
Donnell Conner told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that his daughter, Dornella Conner, lost her left eye and is having trouble focusing with the right. He says she's a few months pregnant and that the fetus is fine.
Police say her boyfriend, 21-year-old DeAngelas Lee, tried to drive into the officer in a gas station parking lot early Tuesday, during the most violent night of protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.
Lee is charged with second-degree assault of a law enforcement officer and is jailed on $50,000 cash-only bail.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.