Officer Darren Wilson was named as the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO leading to a week of violence and protests. Up until Friday, the local police had not released any information about the shooting, or the officer involved and what led to it.
While the circumstances around the shooting are still being debated, the police did offer some insight into what led to the fatal confrontation.
Officer Wilson was responding to a 911 call about a strong-arm robbery at a nearby convenience store. Police released surveillance footage from the store, which appears to show Michael Brown and another man, Dorian Johnson, taking a box of cigars and threatening the store clerk before leaving.
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