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August 15, 2014

Ferguson officer in shooting ID’d; police say teen a suspect in cigar theft

Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager whose fatal shooting by police ignited days of heated protests in suburban St. Louis, was suspected of stealing cigars and pushing a clerk at a nearby convenience store earlier that day, police said Friday. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson released police reports and documents during a news conference where he also identified the officer involved as Darren Wilson, who has been on leave since the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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