ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (USA TODAY) — An 18-year-old shot and killed near a Ferguson apartment complex Saturday afternoon had no criminal record, according to the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office.
According to police, Brown pushed a Ferguson Police Department officer into his car. Then, both struggled and at some point, Brown reached for the officer's weapon before a shot fired inside of the car followed by a number of other shots. Brown was not armed.
St. Louis County Prosecutor's office confirmed that Brown had no prior misdemeanors or felonies against him.
A preliminary autopsy showed Brown died from gunshot wounds. An official autopsy will be released later.
Wednesday afternoon, Brown's body was turned over to his family. Wednesday evening, police again used tear gas to disperse crowds that gathered in the predominantly black suburb of St. Louis.