Gov. Nixon: “The focal point remains how and why Michael Brown was killed”

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FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon along with Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson took questions from frustrated members of the community Friday morning in Ferguson.

The news conference came just hours after the name of the officer involved in Michael Brown’s death was released to the public.   That officer, Darren Wilson, was identified along with more details about what may have lead up to Brown’s death.

Upset demonstrators expressed frustrations over the way the officer’s name was released and  coupled with Brown’s involvement with a convenience store robbery.

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson released surveillance photos of who they believe to be Mike Brown involved in the robbery of a convenience store.    Jackson says investigators believe Brown stole a pack of cigars and was later shot by Officer Wilson.

Nixon said while the new facts are out, the focal point should remain to figure out how and why Michael Brown was killed and how to get justice.