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Revealed: First photos of cop who shot Michael Brown emerge

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UPDATE: (NBC) - NBC News has verified that a photo first shown on Yahoo News is indeed of the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown, touching off a week of angry protests that have at times turned violent.

Ferguson police on Friday released the name of the 28-year-old officer who shot Brown but also released surveillance video that appeared to show Brown robbing a clerk at a liquor store shortly before he was shot.

The officer, Darren Wilson, did not know Brown was a robbery suspect when he stopped the teen for walking in the street, Chief Thomas Jackson said.

The photo, obtained from Facebook, is from Wilson's father's page, posted on February 11 after an award ceremony where the officer earned a commendation for his “extraordinary effort in the line of duty," Yahoo reported. The father writes, "Very proud of my son, Darren Wilson on his receiving a Commendation from his Police Department. Congratulations Son."

Ferguson police have not responded to NBC News' request for comment on the photo.


Lawyer: Autopsy shows unarmed teen repeatedly shot

 
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The attorney for the family of an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by police says a private autopsy confirms witness accounts that he was shot multiple times.
    
Lawyer Benjamin Crump said Monday that the independent autopsy shows 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot at least six times. But he stressed that the report was preliminary.
    
Brown was fatally shot by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, touching off a week of rancorous protests in the St. Louis suburb.
    
The autopsy was conducted by former New York City chief medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden. He found that one of the bullets entered the top of Brown's skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when he suffered the fatal injury.
    
Baden has testified in several high-profile cases, including the O.J. Simpson trial.

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he's declared a state of emergency and is implementing a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago.
   
Nixon said Saturday that the state will not allow a handful of looters to endanger the community and that there must be calm if justice is to be served. The curfew will run from midnight to 5 a.m.
   
Tensions in Ferguson flared late Friday after police released the name of the officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown and documents alleging Brown robbed a store before he died.
   
Nixon also says the U.S. Department of Justice is beefing up its investigation of the shooting and there are dozens of FBI agents on the ground working on the investigation.

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