Timeline recap: Michael Brown shooting

St. Louis has become the focus of national attention since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown Saturday afternoon.

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY - St. Louis has become the focus of national attention since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown Saturday afternoon.

Throughout the past few days, a number of stories and information has been published surrounding the incident.

NewsChannel 5 has created a summary of events since the deadly incident, which has rocked a St. Louis suburb.



11:48 a.m. – Officer responds to a call for a sick person.

11:51 a.m. - Officers are called for a stealing in progress at a store on West Florissant. Police describe the possible suspect as a black man in a white T-shirt walking northbound on West Florissant toward QuikTrip.

12:01 p.m. – Officer encounters Michael Brown and friend as they walk down the street. During interaction with the officer, Brown is shot to death.

12:04 p.m. – A second officer responds to the scene. The ambulance responding to the sick call comes by to assess Brown.



10 a.m. St. Louis County Police Chief Joe Belmar holds a morning press conference regarding the shooting incident. He said the investigation has shown that 18-year-old Michael Brown was unarmed at the time of the shooting. Brown physically assaulted the officer, and during a struggle between the two, Brown reached for the officer's gun. One shot was fired in the car followed by other gunshots outside of the car.


Reverend Al Sharpton, who is known for his civil rights activism, announces he will come to Ferguson to speak to the family of Michael Brown and demand justice.

NewsChannel 5 learns that the parents of Michael Brown have retained attorney Benjamin Crump, who represented the family of Trayvon Martin, as their counsel.

That evening, community members gathered for a candlelight vigil to honor Brown's memory. However the peaceful protest later turned violent with looting of a QuikTrip, which was later burned to the ground. The vandalism and looting continued into Dellwood, a nearby community, which affected more than a dozen businesses on West Florissant.

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There was a number of people that stood toe-to-toe with police without violence.

According to police, more than 30 people were arrested for the incidents. Two police officers suffered injuries.



5 a.m. - Jennings School District cancels the first day of school for safety of students who could be walking. Also, the number of arrests and injuries relating to the overnight violence and riots are released.

7 a.m. - Ferguson police and city leaders tell NewsChannel 5 that a number of death threats had been received in relation to the fatal shooting.

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10 a.m. - Hundreds gathered outside of the Ferguson Police Department to demand justice for the shooting death of an unarmed teen Saturday afternoon. Police arrested at least seven people, but the crowd made their list of demands known.

11 a.m. - The FBI announces the agency will do a parallel investigation into shooting of Brown.

2 p.m. - St. Louis County Police Department announces it will release the name of the officer who is accused of shooting Brown by noon Tuesday.

4 p.m. - The parents and attorney of Michael Brown held a press conference where they asked for a stop to violence and demanded justice for the 18-year-old.

6 p.m. - The NAACP organized community leaders and members together to pray and host a public meeting in the wake of the shooting.

Monday evening, Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., speaks out on behalf of the King family to ask for peace and justice in this time of pain.

8 p.m. - Several gathered again on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, and police forces used tear gas to disperse the crowds that did not protest peacefully. According to Brian Schellman, arrests have been made throughout the evening, but he wasn't sure of how many.



Early morning, Police announce 15 arrests stemming from Ferguson events Monday evening. In addition, St. Louis County Police Chief announces the name of the officer will not be released until charges are filed or he's forced to do so due to a number of threats to police.

10 a.m. – Tuesday morning, protestors gathered in Clayton at St. Louis County Police Department's headquarters for a peaceful protest where a list of demands was again given relating to the investigation of Michael Brown.

Noon – Reverend Al Sharpton arrived in St. Louis to speak to the parents and family of Michael Brown, and he made his way around the St. Louis area to demand justice in the fatal shooting. Sharpton and the family spoke on the Old Courthouse steps early Tuesday afternoon.

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Tuesday afternoon, preliminary autopsy report for Michael Brown is released by St. Louis County Medical Examiner's office.The FAA announces air restrictions over Ferguson to allow for law enforcement helicopters.

3 p.m. - St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch charged nine people in relation to looting in Ferguson Sunday night into Monday morning.

4 p.m. President Barack Obama releases a statement regarding the Michael Brown incident. The Justice Department announces it will take on reviewing police tactics across the country.

7 p.m. Governor Jay Nixon, City of St. Louis Mayor and other area leaders came together to speak on the Michael Brown case. Meanwhile, another public meeting featuring Reverend Al Sharpton and the Brown family stood side by side to urge a peaceful fighttoward justice for Michael Brown.

10 p.m. - Tensions rise between protesters and police for the third consecutive night.

NewsChannel 5 reporter Farrah Fazal speaks to Dorian Johnson, a man who's come forward as an eyewitness to Brown's shooting.

Tuesday night, rap superstars Wiz Khalifa and Young Jeezy came to town and gave their support to St. Louis by wearing "RIP Michael Brown" T-shirts during their concert. Young Jeezy also visited the site where QuikTrip burned to the ground.

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A free concert hosted at O'Fallon Park will celebrate Michael Brown's life

After a third night of protests full of tension, the City of Ferguson asked protests and vigils for Michael Brown to be held during the daytime.

10 a.m. – A number of volunteers gathered together to not stand against violence in Ferguson but help the city start to pick up the pieces after tense and violent episodes in prior days.

NewsChannel 5 learned early Wednesday afternoon that Brown's remains had been turned over to the family.

3 p.m. The Justice Department opened a federal civil rights investigation related to the Ferguson shooting. Ferguson police chief held a news conference answering questions mainly but also disclosing that the 911 tape from Saturday would be released soon.

4 p.m. – According to St. Louis County Prosecutor's office, Michael Brown had no criminal background. Shortly after this news, County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch hosted a press conference to explain the process of the investigation as well as no timeline given for it.

KSDK's sister station in Georgia, 11Alive WXIA, speaks to Martin Luther King III about the events in Ferguson. He also announces that he could pay a visit to Ferguson as early as this weekend. In addition, the DeKalb Police Chief will come to help with the turmoil in Ferguson.

6 p.m. -Ferguson-Florissant School District postpones the first day of school until Monday, August 18 due to safety concerns for its students. School was set to start Thursday, August 14.

Police arrest two reporters -- one from the Huffington Post and another from the Washington Post -- at a Ferguson McDonald's.

AL JAZEERA AMERICA TV crews were overcome with tear gas fired near their vehicle in Ferguson, Missouri, Wednesday night. Minutes later, police took down the crew's light kit, and pointed their camera at the ground. KSDK

9 p.m. - Police begin to throw tear gas at protesters in Ferguson in order to disperse crowds. During the commotion, police also force media to move back out of the area and threw tear gas at an Al Jazeera America crew.

10 p.m. - Governor Jay Nixon announces via Twitter that he's cancelling his visit to Missouri State Fair Thursday to visit Ferguson.

City of St. Louis Alderman Antonio French is arrested for unlawful assembly.

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6 a.m. – Police announce 16 people have been arrested and two officers injured during the fourth night of violence.

7 a.m. City Alderman Antonio French is released from jail without formal charges and posting bond.

Around the same time, St. Louis County government websites were down with no known cause.

11 a.m. Governor Jay Nixon makes his first stop of many through north St. Louis County and Ferguson. In addition, Senator Claire McCaskill is speaking to constituents as well as Justice Department leadership about incidents in Ferguson.

11:40 a.m. – Obama addressed the nation on Ferguson, Mo. and urges for calm.

Noon - Chief Thomas Jackson held a press conference this afternoon acknowledging that after meeting with local leaders that his department would work to accommodate peaceful protests while allowing traffic to flow smoothly and businesses to operate. He said that protesters would be allowed to gather along sidewalks of West Florissant.

2 p.m. Reverend Al Sharpton announced that a rally would be held Sunday in honor of Michael Brown. Brown's parents are expected to join alongside Sharpton in the rally.

3 p.m. - Governor Nixon announces that St. Louis County Police Department forces would be pulled out of Ferguson and the Missouri Highway Patrol would be in place to help security moving forward.

Attorney General Eric Holder said that he's concerned about the use of military equipment by law enforcement in Ferguson and that he has offered the Justice Department's assistance in security measures.

6 p.m. - Across the country, silent vigils were held to remember and honor the memory of Michael Brown.

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Protests continued in Ferguson, but with Missouri Highway Patrol at the helm for security, everything was relatively calm for the first time this week.

A special fund has been established to help businesses affected by the unrest in Ferguson.



6:30 a.m. - Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said that he would release the name of the officer involved in the shooting of Michael Brown.

8:30 a.m. - Chief Jackson names Darren Wilson as officer involved in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. He also releases incident reports surrounding a strong-arm robbery at a convenience store. KSDK looks at the reports released during the morning with Chief Thomas Jackson.

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11 a.m. - Governor Jay Nixon and Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson spoke during a security briefing. Johnson said that he hopes peaceful protests continue in Ferguson. Nixon reassured people that the investigation's focus remains on finding out how and why Brown was killed.

Noon Attorney for Dorian Johnson, who is an eyewitness interviewed by law enforcement, said that he and Brown took part in the convenience store robbery prior to the shooting. A spokesperson for St. Louis County said that the website is still down.

12:30 p.m. – The family of Michael Brown releases a statement responding to the latest information released this morning.

2 p.m. – At a 2 p.m. press conference, Chief Thomas Jackson said that Officer Darren Wilson, the officer involved in the Michael Brown shooting, didn't know Brown as involved in a possible robbery at a nearby convenience store when he stopped him.

3:30 p.m. - The attorney for owners of Ferguson Market said that the owners didn't call the police. In fact, a customer called the police to report the robbery where Brown and Johnson are suspected of being involved.

After another tension-filled day, protesters and police clashed again. Following a night of relative calm, protesters turned to crime with several reports of looting as well as rocks being thrown at police. Well-known civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson joined people in the streets of Ferguson for peaceful protests. They also attempted to stop criminals from vandalizing area stores in the early morning hours of Saturday.



The looting forces one area beauty supply to shut its doors, while social media buzzes once again about the problems in Ferguson. USA Today reporter Yamiche Alcindor speaks to NewsChannel 5 regarding what she saw in the looting and protests from the previous night.

2 p.m. - Despite heavy falling rain -- and sometime downpours, protesters battle the elements to stand up for Michael Brown and ask for justice in the case. Rev. Jesse Jackson stuck by protesters throughout the day, and at one point, protesters laid on the ground and said "Lie Down, Don't Shoot."

3 p.m. - Governor Nixon issues a state of emergency for Ferguson area and will impose a curfew until further notice. The curfew will be midnight-5 a.m. and will begin Saturday night. Nixon later spoke to NewsChannel 5 about the curfew and how it's a partial solution to the overall problem.

9 p.m. - Police set up barricades along West Florissant and prepare to stand their ground to enforce the midnight curfew. The curfew is supported by some, and others oppose it and begin to use #resistthecurfew to continue protesting in nearby areas, such as Dellwood.

11 p.m. - Protesters and media begin to count down to the curfew, and crowds

begin to thin in rain and as time nears.



12 a.m. - While a number of protesters went home prior to the newly imposed curfew, some stayed out and defied the police. After more police and trucks gathered in the area, police released smoke and tear gas into the crowd. One person was shot and taken to the hospital in critical condition, while police arrested seven people.

11 a.m. - Attorney General Eric Holder ordered a federal autopsy for Brown, at the request of the family.

1 p.m. - More than 100 people turned outside of KSDK in support of Officer Darren Wilson who fatally shot Brown last week.

3 p.m. - Al Sharpton, Martin Luther King III and the Brown family gathered for another rally at the Greater Grace Church. Benjamin Crump, attorney for Brown's family and who represented Trayvon Martin's family, said that Brown was executed in broad daylight. King III said that St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch should remove himself from the case and an independent prosecutor should be put into his place. Brown's parents again pressed people to seek peaceful protest for justice and not violence or looting.

9 p.m. - Police fired tear gas into a crowded area of West Florissant to disperse crowds who began to turn violent with throwing bricks and rocks.

10 p.m. - The New York Times reports that preliminary results of a private autopsy requested by Brown's parents showed the teen was shot six times, including four times in the right arm and two times in the head.



1 a.m. - The Ferguson-Florissant School District decides to postpone the first day of school for another day due to the continued unrest in Ferguson.

2 a.m. - Governor Jay Nixon calls Missouri National Guard to help with the continued violent outbreaks in Ferguson.

9:30 a.m. - Attorneys for Brown's family as well as the doctor who performed the second autopsy on Brown speak to media. Attorney Benjamin Crump said that the preliminary report showed at least six shots fired into Brown. Dr. Michael Baden, who performed the second autopsy, said that Brown could have survived five of the six shots, and the fatal shot came from a shot to the top of his head.

Noon - The St. Louis NAACP spoke out condemning the call for the Missouri National Guard on the situation and asking for resources for those in Ferguson.

3 p.m. - President Obama speaks out on the situation in Ferguson and announces that US Attorney General Eric Holder will come to Ferguson Wednesday to meet with the FBI. Obama said he would continue to monitor the day-to-day activities in Ferguson with the Missouri National Guard being called to see if it helps or hinders the situation.

Getty photographer Scott Olsen is the latest journalist working in Ferguson arrested. He is later released and will continue to work in Ferguson.

Nelly joined protesters on the streets of Ferguson to support the Brown family.

9 p.m. - Ferguson-Florissant School District cancels school for the rest of the week for students amid safety concerns for students. The district's first day was set for Thursday, August 14 but continued unrest led to a postponement.

9:45 p.m. - On Missouri National Guard's first night in Ferguson, protesters and police clashed again on the ninth night following the shooting of Michael Brown. According to Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson, 31 people were arrested, four police officers were injured by thrown rocks and bottles, at least two people were shot, and two fires were set.

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin who was shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Florida, wrote an open letter to the family of Micahel Brown.



7 a.m. - The parents of Michael Brown speak out on Today Show. Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, said that their focus remains on getting justice for her son. "When justice is prevailed, then maybe they'll regain their trust in the locals," she said.

10 a.m. - The City of Ferguson asks for nighttime peace and reconciliation.

11 a.m. - Police release the names of those arrested the previous night, which includes more than 75 arrests.

12:20 p.m. – An officer-involved shooting takes place in north St. Louis, just miles from the city of Ferguson. According to police, a man armed with a knife entered a convenience store and walked out with two energy drinks and then returned and took pastries. After the store owner confronted him, he called police. After a confrontation with police, the man was shot and killed.

3 p.m. - Protesters headed to St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch's office to demand swifter action against Officer Darren Wilson. Governor Jay Nixon later released a statement saying that he would not be pulling McCulloch from the investigation of Michael Brown.

The funeral of Michael Brown has been set for Monday, August 25 at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Al Sharpton will be among featured speakers at the funeral.



12 a.m. - After a relatively quiet night of protesting, bottles of ice water and urine thrown at officers triggered another response from police that lead to the arrest of 47 people.

7 a.m. - St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch said in an interview with 550 AM that Governor Nixon should give a firm statement regarding his charge on the case. He also said that it could be mid-October before all evidence is presented to the grand jury in the Michael Brown case.

A grand jury is expected to convene and begin looking at evidence in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

10 a.m. - Protesters gathered in Clayton to protest the removal of St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch. Several want an independent prosecutor to investigate the case and have called on Governor Nixon to remove him.

11 a.m. - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrives in St. Louis and heads off to Ferguson to speak to community officials. He is also expected to speak to FBI investigators regarding the federal investigation.

8 p.m. - With storms and rain moving into the area, protests stayed peaceful throughout the evening.



2 a.m. - Capt. Ron Johnson announces six arrests made but a relatively calm night in Ferguson.

6 a.m. - TIME magazine releases its latest issue with the city of Ferguson as its cover story.

11 a.m. - Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition makes a list of demands in regard to the Michael Brown investigation. The group also turns over 70,000 signatures asking for removal of St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch.

Noon - Governor Nixon announces the start of withdrawing Missouri National Guard from Ferguson.

1 p.m. - A St. Ann police officer accused of pointing his semi-automatic assault rifle at protesters in Ferguson has been suspended indefinitely, according to a St. Louis County police spokesman.



2 a.m. - Capt. Ron Johnson announces that only a few protesters were arrested overnight.

Noon - West Florissant looks different compared to recent days as the street is reopened and fewer protesters take to the roadway.



2 a.m.- Capt. Ron Johnson said that police didn't make any arrests after another calm night of protests.

The online fundraisers for Officer Darren Wilson continue to grow and surpasses those fundraisers for Brown.

2 p.m. - The NAACP holds a peaceful protest throughout Ferguson.

7 p.m. - President Obama announces that White House aides will attend the funeral of Brown Monday morning. In addition, the White House considers reviewing how local police forces receive equipment and what is distributed to them.

11 p.m. -Reports of shots fired along West Florissant.



2 a.m. - Capt. Ron Johnson announces that six were arrested overnight with a majority of arrests for failure to disperse. He also announces the reopening of all lanes in West Florissant and considers the night overall peaceful.



10 a.m. - Brown's family laid the 18-year-old to rest at a funeral at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church.

USA Today contributed to this report.

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