(KSDK) – The son and namesake of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. has spoken about the issues in Ferguson, Mo.

Martin Luther King III spoke to KSDK's affiliate in Georgia, WXIA, Wednesday night regarding the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown as well as the violent outbreaks that have occurred following.

In addition, DeKalb Police Chief Cedric Alexander, who is also the president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, will come to Ferguson to help with the turmoil.

King III also said he could visit Ferguson as early as this weekend.

See the interview in the above video.

Earlier this week, King's niece, Alveda King, also spoke to KSDK about the events.

Contributing: 11Alive and USA Today contributed to this report.

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