Police: Brown was robbery suspect

, Posted: Fri, August 15 2014 at 11:58 AM, Updated: Fri, August 15 2014 at 12:01 PM

Ferguson, Missouri -- (NBC News)  Police released the name of the officer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri over the weekend.

Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

"He's been a police officer for six years. has had no disciplinary action taken against him. he was treated for injuries that occurred on Saturday," Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said after identifying Wilson.

Jackson explained the shooting took place as Wilson was responding to a 911 call about a strong-arm robbery of a convenience store, and released surveillance photos of the robbery.

The chief says a description of the suspect was broadcast to patrol officers just before the the confrontation between Wilson and Brown.

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