Meghan O’Donnell, 29, from St. Louis, prays at the spot where Michael Brown was killed Sunday evening, Aug. 10, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A few thousand people have crammed the street where a black man was shot multiple times by a suburban St. Louis police officer. The candlelight vigil Sunday night was for 18-year-old Michael Brown, who died a day earlier. Police say he was unarmed. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)
Around noon today, it will be exactly one week since 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson. In the seven days since, the world’s eyes have turned to a previously obscure St. Louis suburb that now is synonymous with questions of race relations and police militarization in America.
Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery has been on the scene all week covering it all. He sums up what’s happened day-by-day:
As protests raged, officials began inquiries into the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. (Sarah Parnass/The Washington Post)
We have also posted a timeline of photos of the week here.
To catch up further, here are some of the stories The Post has written as developments occurred:
Monday, Aug. 11:
What you need to know about the shooting of Michael Brown
The FBI opens investigation
Tuesday, Aug. 12:
Witness to shooting tells his story
Wednesday, Aug. 13:
Peaceful protests turn violent, man critically wounded
Reporters arrested at McDonalds
Thursday, Aug. 14:
President Obama breaks silence on Ferguson unrest, calls for “healing”
State Highway Patrol takes over security
Calm settles over protests
Friday, Aug. 15:
Police identify shooter and say Brown was a robbery suspect
Police chief clarifies that robbery and shooting were unrelated
Saturday, Aug. 16:
Tensions high again as some protesters loot stores
Colby Itkowitz is the lead anchor of the Inspired Life blog. She previously covered the quirks of national politics and the federal government.