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Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) – We finally know the name of the officer who shot and killed unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown on Saturday. He is Darren Wilson, a white 28-year-old who's been on the force for six years. And that is not the only bombshell the Ferguson police force dropped today.
They also revealed Brown is suspected in a robbery minutes before the shooting. Police waited six days - days filled with riots and, some would say, excessive police force - to reveal surveillance video from inside a convenience store, which they claim shows Brown manhandling a clerk inside and stealing about 50-bucks worth of cigars.
But after releasing that info, police waited hours to amend it with a very important detail: the officer who stopped and fatally shot Brown didn't know he was a suspect.
So the police are admitting the shooting literally had nothing to do with the robbery.
CNN's Jake Tapper breaks down how the stories line up - or more accurately, don't line-up.