Officer Darren Wilson will not face charges for fatally shooting unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in a case that set off violent protests and racial unrest throughout the nation, an attorney close to the case said Monday night, reports USA Today.

A St. Louis County grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson, 28, for firing six shots in an August confrontation that killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, said Benjamin Crump, an attorney for the family. The decision had been long awaited and followed rioting that resembled war-zone news footage in this predominantly black suburb of St. Louis.

"The jury was not inclined to indict on any charges,'' Crump said after being informed of the decision by authorities. Prosecutors scheduled a news conference to announce the decision.

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