This has been a sad story that I hate we have to relive again.

After a few days of not saying anything, finally our President Obama has opened up and issued a statement about Michael Brown, an 18-year-old young black male who was gunned down at the hands of a Ferguson, St. Louis police officer.

This is what the president had to say:

The death of Michael Brown is heartbreaking, and Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to his family and his community at this very difficult time. As Attorney General Holder has indicated, the Department of Justice is investigating the situation along with local officials, and they will continue to direct resources to the case as needed. I know the events of the past few days have prompted strong passions, but as details unfold, I urge everyone in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the country, to remember this young man through reflection and understanding. We should comfort each other and talk with one another in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds. Along with our prayers, that’s what Michael and his family, and our broader American community, deserve.

Let's make sure we keep Michael Brown's family in our prayers.