It’s taken nearly a week to reveal the identity of the Ferguson police officer that shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown last Saturday. His name is Darren Wilson, an officer who’s served on the force for six years.
Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson police disclosed Wilsons’s name in front of the local QuikTrip, which was burned down on Sunday during clashes between police and demonstrators.
Jackson also referred to a “strongarm robbery” that Saturday—although it’s unclear if it had any connection to Brown’s killing. The mention of a “suspect” in connection to this case appears to have angered local residents attending the press conference this morning in Ferguson.