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ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KSDK) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon made his first statements Tuesday regarding the shooting death of Michael Brown. He was one of several local and state leaders who attended a community forum.

The panel forum took place in unincorporated north St. Louis County at Christ is King Church.

Governor Jay Nixon who took the stage first called for a fair investigation and prayers for the Brown family.

"Like them and all of you I've done a lot of praying the last few days," says Governor Nixon. "We stand together tonight reeling from what feels like an old wound that has been torn open afresh, a would that hadn't quite healed right in the first place, and now the pain is just as searing as when the injury first occurred."

The Ferguson mayor and police chief were part of Tuesday night's panel.

"I want what you want I want the truth and I want justice," says Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson.

He other leaders have received death threats since Saturday's shooting.

"What really breaks my heart is that some in this community consider me part of the problem, I'm going to change that, I want to be part of the solution," says Chief Jackson.

Tuesday night leaders tried to give hope for the future but most of all a promise for a complete investigation.

"To have patience for the investigation that is now underway, but be unwavering in our insistence and that it be open, true and fair," says Gov. Nixon.

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