Breaking: Video Seems to Show Michael Brown Robbing Store Before Shooting; Officer Named

by Tim Cavanaugh

Multiple sources are reporting, with video and stills, that Michael Brown robbed a store shortly before being shot in Ferguson, Missouri. Images appear to show the 18-year-old beating a guy up and stealing cigars. Police were apparently searching for the suspect in the robbery.

Rich Lowry reported earlier that Brown was identified in a “strong-arm” robbery of a box of cigars. More video is still being released, showing Brown and his accomplice (who may also be the witness who has claimed Brown was minding his own business) apparently ransacking the store.

Authorities have also named the officer involved in the shooting as six-year officer Darren Wilson. Wilson was apparently injured in the altercation with Brown.