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Name of officer in Ferguson killing released

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More than 30 people were arrested in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 11, 2014, where crowds looted and burned stores, vandalized vehicles and taunted cops after a vigil for an unarmed black man who was killed by police. (AP/Jeff Roberson) More than 30 people were arrested in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 11, 2014, where crowds looted and burned stores, vandalized vehicles and taunted cops after a vigil for an unarmed black man who was killed by police. (AP/Jeff Roberson)

Officials in Missouri released the name on Friday of the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen on Saturday.

Officer Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the Ferguson Police Department, has been on administrative leave since the shooting.

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson made the announcement after initially declining to the release the name, saying the officer had received numerous death threats.

Jackson said Wilson, along with other officers, were called to the area after a 911 call reporting a "strong-arm robbery" at a nearby convenience store. He didn't immediately release details about the alleged robbery, saying more information would be released later.

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