Ferguson Police Chief Identifies Officer Who Shot Michael Brown
According to Jackson at a news conference held earlier today, six year veteran Darren Wilson was the cop who shot Brown last Saturday (August 9th). Wilson’s name was hidden for almost a week due to safety concerns and he is currently on paid administrative leave.
Jackson states that Wilson was responding to a strong-arm robbery at a Ferguson convenience store when he encountered Brown and Dorian Johnson. Jackson did not disclose if Brown was a suspect in the robbery. Jackson states that either Brown or Johnson attempted to grab Wilson’s gun before the officer shot Brown.
No word on if Wilson will face criminal charges.