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Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson says officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager in the St. ...
Louis suburb. He says officers were called after a report of a "strong-arm robbery" at a nearby convenience store. (Aug. 15)
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SHOT LIST AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYFerguson, Missouri - 15 August , 2014++SOUNDBITES SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++1. SOUNDBITE (English) Thomas Jackson, Ferguson Police Chief:"From 11:48 to noon, the officer involved in the shooting was on a sic call on glenn arc, there was an ambulance present. At 11:51 there was a 911 call from a convenience store nearby at 11:52 dispatch gave a description of a robbery suspect over the radio, a different officer arrived at the store where the strong arm robbery occurred, a further description was given over the radio and stated the suspect was walking toward the Quik Trip."2. SOUNDBITE (English) Thomas Jackson, Ferguson Police Chief:"At 12:01 pm our officer encountered Michael brown on canfield drive at 12:04 a second officer arrived on the scene immediately following the shooting and at 12:05 a supervisor was dispatched to the scene. And subsequent officers arrived." 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Thomas Jackson, Ferguson Police Chief:"The officer that was involved in the shooting of Michael Brown was Darren Wilson, he's been a police officer for six years has had no disciplinary action taken against him. He was treated for injuries which occurred on Saturday."STORYLINE:The police chief in the St. Louis suburb where an officer fatally shot an unarmed teenager identified the officer on Friday as Darren Wilson.Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson made the announcement after initially declining to the release the name, saying the officer had received numerous death threats. The officer has been on administrative leave since the shooting Saturday of 18-year-old Michael Brown, whose death has sparked several days of clashes with furious protesters.Jackson said Wilson, along with other officers, were called to the area after an emergency call reporting a "strong-arm robbery" at a nearby convenience store. He didn't immediately release details about the alleged robbery, saying more information would be released later. Wilson is a six-year veteran of the police department.Police have said Brown was shot after an officer encountered him and another man on the street. They say one of the men pushed the officer into his squad car, then physically assaulted him in the vehicle and struggled with the officer over the officer's weapon. At least one shot was fired inside the car before the struggle spilled onto the street, where Brown was shot multiple times, according to police.Tensions in Ferguson boiled over after a candlelight vigil Sunday night, as looters smashed and burned businesses in the neighborhood, where police have repeatedly fired tear gas and smoke bombs.But on Thursday, county police in riot gear and armored tanks gave way to state troopers walking side-by-side with thousands of peaceful protesters. The dramatic shift came after Gov. Jay Nixon assigned oversight of the protests to the state Highway Patrol, stripping that authority from the St. Louis County Police Department.