Funeral Set for Teen Killed in Ferguson

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Update: ParksCrump Media
August 19, 2014

The funeral for Michael Brown, Jr. will take place on Monday, August 25, 2014. More information will follow in a media alert once arrangements are finalized.


News Release: Associated Press
August 19, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The National Guard has arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters have again clashed with police in the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.

Protesters filled the streets after nightfall Monday, and officers trying to enforce tighter restrictions used bullhorns to order them to disperse. Police deployed noisemakers, and fired tear gas and flash grenades. Police said Molotov cocktails were thrown from the crowd and officers came under heavy gunfire.

Police told protesters they couldn't assemble in a single spot and had to keep moving. After the streets were mostly cleared, authorities ordered reporters to leave. At least three journalists were detained before being released.

Police said at least two people were shot and 31 were arrested.


Update: Associated Press

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Police reports say that the unarmed 18-year-old fatally shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri, and his friend were suspects in a convenience store robbery on the day of the shooting.

Reports released Friday by Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson say Michael Brown and his friend, Dorian Johnson, took a box of cigars from a store in Ferguson the morning of Aug. 9. Jackson says the officer who shot Brown encountered the men after reports of the robbery circulated on police radio.


News Release: Associated Press
August 15, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Police in Ferguson have revealed the name of the six-year veteran accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in the St. Louis suburb.

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said Friday the officer's name is Darren Wilson.

Jackson said earlier this week he wasn't naming the officer due to death threats.

Police have said 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot Saturday after an officer encountered him and another man on the street. They say one of the men pushed the officer into his car, then physically assaulted him and struggled with the officer over the officer's weapon. At least one shot was fired inside the car. The struggle then spilled onto the street, where Brown was shot multiple times.

Witnesses say the officer fired on Brown as he ran away.


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