Friday, August 15, 2014

Police Released Name of Officer in Fatal Shooting in Ferguson, Missouri

Police have announced Darren Wilson as the name of the officer who shot and killed an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Missouri.  Officer Wilson is a six-year police veteran.

It is being reported that officials have moved the officer and his family from the town as a safety precaution.

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said that Officer Wilson was on a routine patrol when he encountered Brown and a friend walking in the street. Brown and his friend matched the description of a possible suspect in a strong arm robbery of a QuickTrip convenience store which was broadcasted over the police radio.

Authorities have said that a scuffle ensued after the officer asked the teens to move to the side. Witnesses have said Brown’s hands were raised when he was shot multiple times.

The primary witness to the shooting, Dorian Johnson, confirmed that he and Michael Brown had robbed the store

Officer Wilson was treated for injuries at the scene and has been on administrative leave since the incident.

We should ALL be concerned when we learn that an unarmed person is shot by the police.  Personally I am still curious as to why so many shots were fired at an unarmed man.

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