Authorities in Ferguson, Missouri, who experienced their first night without significant rioting since last weekend, revealed the black teen who was killed by a police officer was a suspect in a convenience store robbery shortly before the fatal confrontation.
The name of the officer who fired the shots also was revealed.
KMOX-TV in St. Louis reported Ferguson police said Friday it was Officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, who apparently was unarmed.
In a news conference, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said Wilson is on administrative leave, in compliance with department policy. He has been with the department for six years and has had no previous disciplinary action taken against him.
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