Ferguson’s police chief has named Officer Darren Wilson as the man involved in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9.
Chief Thomas Jackson identified the officer at a press conference Friday, 9:47 a.m. ET.
Wilson, from St. Louis, is a six-year veteran of the Ferguson police department. He has no history of disciplinary action. He has not been formally charged or arrested yet.
Reporters at the press conference received surveillance footage of the robbery, but it was not immediately clear who the suspect was in the footage. The police report said there was a direct connection between the robbery and Brown’s shooting.
Rumors circulating on social media misidentified Officer Darren Wilson as Sgt. Darren R. Wilson who is President of the Ethical Society of Police in St.Louis. He issued a clarification on his Facebook page, calling it “a horrific coincidence.”