- This just in August 15
At a press conference Friday morning, the Ferguson, Missouri police department named Darren Wilson as the officer who killed Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, last weekend.
Ferguson's police chief, Thomas Jackson, delivered the announcement, which was reported by the Associated Press. Gawker reports that Wilson is a "six-year veteran of the force" who had "no prior disciplinary action" on record.
A police report released Friday also stated that Brown had been the "primary suspect" in an alleged robbery at the time of the shooting. Brown had allegedly stolen cigars from a convenience store, whose employees then placed a 911 call.- -
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