FERGUSON, Mo. (KFSM) – The Ferguson Police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Saturday (August 9) has been identified as Darren Wilson.
Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson confirmed the name during a press conference held Friday morning (August 15).
Wilson is a 6-year veteran of the Ferguson Police Department, according to Jackson.
Brown’s death sparked days of protests which sometimes turned violent. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon ordered The Missouri Highway Patrol to take over security in the city on Thursday (August 14).
Jackson said more information about the altercation between Wilson and Brown will be released later today.