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UPDATE 3:30 PM EST

According to Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, officer Darren Wilson did not know 18-year-old Michael Brown was a robbery suspect before his encounter with Brown.

On Friday the attorney representing the slain teen’s family released this statement suggesting that the department is attempting to cover up vital details surrounding the shooting and slander Brown’s name.

“Michael Brown’s family is beyond outraged at the devious way the police chief has chosen to disseminate” incomplete information about what happened, family attorney Benjamin Crump said in a statement.

We’ll keep you updated with the latest.

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On Friday morning, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson released a report that identified 18-year-old Michael Brown as the suspect in a convenience store robbery that occurred just moments before his death.

The report states that Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed an unarmed Brown, was canvasing the area and came into contact with Brown, who fit the description of a suspect who stole cigars from the convenience store.

Dorian Johnson, Brown’s friend and a witness to the shooting, is also identified as an accomplice in the robbery. Johnson, whose account of what happened the day Brown was shot is one of the primary pieces of evidence, has not been questioned about his testimony or apprehended in the alleged crime.

According to Johnson’s lawyer, Ferguson police refused to interview the 22-year-old when he tried to give his account.

We’ll keep you updated with the latest.

SOURCE: Ferguson PD, Twitter

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