Ferguson police chief names officer in killing of unarmed teenager

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Updated: 8/15/2014 6:53 am
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Police in Ferguson have revealed the name of the six-year veteran accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in the St. Louis suburb.

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said Friday the officer's name is Darren Wilson.

Jackson said earlier this week he wasn't naming the officer due to death threats.

Police have said 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot Saturday after an officer encountered him and another man on the street. They say one of the men pushed the officer into his car, then physically assaulted him and struggled with the officer over the officer's weapon. At least one shot was fired inside the car. The struggle then spilled onto the street, where Brown was shot multiple times.

Witnesses say the officer fired on Brown as he ran away.

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cpncopper - 8/15/2014 9:47 PM
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I'm looking forward to seeing the guys booking photo

kdavis52 - 8/15/2014 2:14 PM
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If the kid was on the surveillance tape of a store robbery then "he didn't do anything". Yeah sure. It was just an accident that he accidently held up a store for a box of cigars to do his college entrance celebration. So the parents didn't really know who their son was and now blame the cops who were trying to do their job.

Speed - 8/15/2014 11:05 AM
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So the activists/racists of Ferguson have decided the way to get Justice in this case is to destroy the stores they frequent and terrorize the Citizens. And they wonder why people think they're idiots....

sierra11 - 8/15/2014 10:53 AM
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Just another case where "that mo fo didnt do nuttin, man"

LASD1096 - 8/15/2014 10:34 AM
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That officer was doing his job, period.

TheGumption - 8/15/2014 10:25 AM
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Stop calling this adult a "teenager". He was a HUGE man who was now shown on video as a strong-armed robbery suspect right before his confrontation. Since the shooting happened while the officer was looking for a robbery suspect to which Mike Brown appears to be the culprit, it looks as though Brown had reason to "not be caught". The swelling and bruises on the officer's face indicate he was attacked by what appears to be a violent criminal who had just committed a crime. This huge man was no teenage kid. Cops should be able to defend themselves, with lethal force if necessary, when attacked by large, strong-armed robbery suspects. Quite frankly, the probability of being shot by police drops to about zero when you don't attack them.

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