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(ST. LOUIS) — The St. Louis grand jury considering the shooting of unarmed Ferguson teenager Michael Brown has completed its deliberations, sources told ABC News.

The lawyer for Brown’s family has been informed that a decision has been reached and law enforcement personnel are also being notified, sources told ABC News.

The panel must decide whether to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Brown on Aug. 9.

The grand jury has been working on the case since Aug. 20 — less than two weeks after the shooting — meeting at least once every week.

The question that the jurors had to answer was whether or not there was probable cause to believe that Wilson committed a crime when he shot Brown.

If they decided that he was guilty of a crime, they could consider charges ranging from involuntary manslaughter up to first degree murder, the state prosecutor’s office previously reported. The jury was also informed of the state statutes towards self-defense and the use of force by law enforcement officers.

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