Police have released CCTV footage to demonstrate that Michael Brown was a robbery suspect before he was shot dead by police.
The images appear to show Brown confronting a store employee.
Police said they have only released them after receiving "several freedom of information requests" from journalists.
Michael Brown had become a suspect in the theft of cigars from a store only minutes before he was shot dead by the police, reports claim.
But police said that the officer who shot him had no idea 18-year-old Brown was a robbery suspect and he simply wanted him to move from the road to the pavement.
More top news
The public love him but The X Factor judges seem shocked the Essex crooner has lasted three weeks on the live shows.
Rumours are swirling comedian Russell Brand is considering running for Boris Johnson's job.
Scotland could see heavy rain and localised flooding but for the rest of us it should be a dry and mild Sunday.