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Police: Teen shot by cop suspect in recent robbery

By The Associated Press

This article was originally published August 15, 2014 at 9:28 a.m. Updated August 15, 2014 at 11:05 a.m.


These images provided by the Ferguson Police Department show security camera footage from a convenience store in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, 2014, the day that Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer. A report released Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, by Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson says the footage shows a confrontation between Brown and an employee at the store. The report says that Brown and his friend, Dorian Johnson, stole a box of cigars from the store shortly before Brown's death.

FERGUSON, Mo. — A suburban St. Louis police chief on Friday identified the officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager ignited days of heated protests and released documents alleging the teen was killed after a robbery in which he was suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars.

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson released several police reports and documents during a news conference where he also identified the officer involved as Darren Wilson, who has been on administrative leave since he shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9.

Brown and his friend, Dorian Johnson, were suspected of taking a box of cigars from a convenience store in Ferguson that morning, according to police reports. Jackson said Wilson went to the area after a 911 call reporting a "strong-arm" robbery just before noon. He said a dispatcher gave a description of the robbery suspect, and Wilson, who had been assisting on another call, was sent to investigate.

Wilson, a six-year veteran of the police department, encountered Brown just after 12:01 p.m., with a second officer arriving three minutes later, Jackson said.

Read Saturday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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AmericasDoomed says... August 15, 2014 at 12:49 p.m.

If that's the guy in the surveillance video as they believe it is, then this story about an "innocent" teen being shot is another attempt by the left at demonizing the police and stoking racial unrest.

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1soni says... August 15, 2014 at 2:04 p.m.

If you have just robbed a store, why walk down the middle of the street and not comply when a police officer tells you to walk on the sidewalk? Why cuss out the officer? Why would you want to draw more attention to yourself? Why would a single officer engage two criminals and not wait for backup? Why is the second man not under arrest? Why wait a week before even mentioning that they were criminal suspects? Were the cigars recovered? Is it ok to shoot someone 'suspected' of a crime? Seems like if these questions had been addressed by the police days ago, there would have been less trouble in the town and maybe no need for the governor to step in.

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RoyDaMercer says... August 15, 2014 at 2:17 p.m.

Yes, criminals are known to be really smart people

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cckswoop says... August 15, 2014 at 2:25 p.m.

Good questions! Why would you or anyone else for that matter rob a store of a "box of cigars"? Strange! In broad daylight and threaten the employee too! Why would you walk down the middle of the street when there is a "sidewalk" just made for that purpose. Yes, and Why would you "cuss" out a policeman? Normal behavior, no! Why wait a week? Maybe to get the facts straight considering the conflicting testimony given so far. Get all the facts. Was the person even the same one that took the cigars. Once all the facts are gathered, let the chips fall where they should. Responsibility for wrong actions must be accounted for whether it is the police or a private citizen. If impartial investigation goes against the action by the policeman, then so be it. But kneejerk reactions, looting, pillaging and maligning others is not the way.

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nwar says... August 15, 2014 at 4:14 p.m.

Even if he did steal a box of cigars, the penalty shouldn't be death.

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Pacorabone says... August 15, 2014 at 4:34 p.m.

The law spells out that shoplifting under $100 alone is a misdemeanor offense. However, shoplifting by force, or using physical force and/or weapons that misdemeanor becomes a felony. While Mr. Washington doesn't appear to be the angel he was made out to be, simply stealing cigars by force clearly doesn't warrant being shot to death. However, we don't know all the facts! What was involved in the conflict with the police officer. The police report shows that backup was on the way. Police officers always attempt to detain and handcuff alleged felony suspects in order to preserve evidevce and prevent suspects fron flight! What took place between the officer and the suspect is unknown. Hopefully the facts will play out. The problem is that the media has fueled the flames by portraying Mr. Washington and Trayvon Martin as a sweet, innocent angels. The evidence however proves otherwise. We must wait for the facts to come out

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... August 15, 2014 at 6:02 p.m.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... August 15, 2014 at 6:17 p.m.

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