The initial claim that Michael Brown was virtually executed by a Ferguson Police Officer has been radically reversed.
An eyewitness to the shooting picked up on video and a friend of the involved officer both tell a similar story. Both accounts have Brown fighting with the Ferguson police officer at his vehicle, Brown turning to flee, and then Brown turning to taunt the officer. Brown then charged at the officer and forced a lethal force response.
First, here’s video from Youtube user BlackCanseco, who has posted very graphic images of the aftermath of the shooting. As police tape was already up and multiple officers were on scene followed immediately by EMS, I’m going to make an estimate that the video started 10-20 minutes after the shooting.
WARNING: The video features Mr. Brown’s body in the street and may be upsetting to many viewers. In addition, the video is peppered with a constant stream of profanity from bystanders. Not Safe For Work (NSFW).
The Conservative Treehouse has provided a transcript of a conversation of one eyewitness to the shooting, which begins at 6:28 into the video:
#1 How’d he get from there to there?
#2 Because he ran, the police was still in the truck – cause he was like over the truck
#2 But him and the police was both in the truck, then he ran – the police got out and ran after him
#2 Then the next thing I know he doubled back toward him cus – the police had his gun drawn already on him –
#1. Oh, the police got his gun
#2 The police kept dumpin on him, and I’m thinking the police kept missing – he like – be like – but he kept coming toward him
#2 Police fired shots – the next thing I know – the police was missing
#1 The Police?
#2 The Police shot him
#2 The next thing I know … I’m thinking … the dude started running … (garbled something about “he took it from him”)
A caller to the Dana Loesch radio show claims that the officer who shot Brown told a very similar story.
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