Store owners take to defending businesses themselves

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FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) –  A day of shocking revelation lead to increased chaos in Ferguson Saturday early morning. The name of the officer who killed Michael Brown was released Friday, naming 6 year veteran 28-year-old Darren Wilson.  Police also released video that allegedly shows Brown involve in a robbery of convenience store minutes before the shooting.

But early Saturday morning violence returned to West Florissant with the looting of several businesses.

Looters were coming and going through smashed windows of businesses with what seemed like no concern they would be caught.  Ferguson and county officers had been told to stand down in the area according to county police.

There were calls for help but no one came.

At 4 am outside Sam’s Meat Market owners were guarding the store themselves.  They felt they had no other choice.

By daybreak community members began pouring into the neighborhood to help clean-up.  Among them, Ty Pruitt, Michael Brown’s older cousin who couldn’t contain his anger.

But on a day store owners brought their own guns to work, hey also brought a promise to the people of Ferguson, I`m gonna stay here.

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