(NBC News) Police have released the name of the officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri over the weekend, as well as surveillance video they say shows Brown stealing from a convenience store shortly before he was shot.
Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson also confirmed that Officer Darren Wilson did not know that Brown was suspect when he confronted him.
Asked why Brown and a friend were stopped, the chief said: “Because they were walking down the middle of the street blocking traffic.”
The release of the video has angered many in the community, including Brown’s parents.
A statement released by the family’s attorney reads: “There is nothing based on the facts that have been placed before us that can justify the execution style murder of their child by this police officer.”
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