Michael Brown was the strong-arm robbery suspect in Ferguson, Missouri, who was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson. Mike Brown was an unarmed black teenager. Both peaceful protests and riots broke out after the Brown murder and the lack of a grand jury indictment against Wilson. More than a dozen businesses and public spaces were looted and burned to the ground during the Michael Brown riots. The Ferguson teenager was a suspect in stealing cigarillos and pushing around a store owner before Warren encountered him and a friend walking down the street. Wilson said Brown hit him and attempted to steal his gun before running away. Brown reportedly turned back toward Darren Wilson in a charging motion and was shot and killed.