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Security camera footage from a convenience store in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, 2014, the day that Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer. / Ferguson Police Department via AP

In documents released by police during a press conference Friday, Michael Brown is named as a suspect in a strong-arm robbery of a box of cigars moments before he was shot to death by Officer Darren Wilson.

A police offense incident report dated Aug. 9 that was part of the packet of documents Ferguson, Mo. Police Chief Thomas Jackson released quotes the officer writing, "I was able to confirm that Brown is the primary suspect in this incident."

The report does not name the officer or contain an officer's signature. It also does not contain the address where the robbery is said to have happened.

But it provides the following description of the robbery: An employee at a Ferguson convenience store saw Brown grab a box of Swisher Sweet cigars and hand them to another young man identified as Dorrian Johnson, who was standing behind him.

The employee said he told Brown he had to pay for the cigars and instead, Brown reached across the counter and grabbed numerous packets of cigars and turned to leave the store.

The report says according to the employee Brown grabbed his shirt and pushed him into a display rack. Then he and Johnson left the store without paying.

The report describes Brown as 6'4, 292 pounds and wearing a white T-shirt, khaki long shorts, yellow socks and a red Cardinals baseball cap.

Jackson released dispatch records and video surveillance of the robbery as well.

Brown was unarmed when Wilson killed him. Witnesses in the area say Brown had raised his hands to surrender when he was shot. Police have not confirmed that information.



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