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Ferguson police chief: Michael Brown's killer didn't know he was a robbery suspect

The Associated Press reports that the police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, says the officer who killed Michael Brown was not aware he was a suspect in a local robbery.

Thomas Jackson, the Ferguson police chief, issued a statement earlier Friday identifying Darren Wilson as the officer who shot Brown. A police report, also released Friday morning, claimed that Brown was a "primary suspect" in an alleged convenience store robbery.

The latest developments raise troubling questions about why the police decided to release information about the alleged robbery, if it had nothing to do with the shooting. Critics say the police are attempting to smear the victim.