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Woman Calls St. Louis Radio Show with Officer's Side of Ferguson Shooting

August 19, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Woman Calls St. Louis Radio Show with Officer's Side of Ferguson Shooting

A woman called in to a St. Louis radio show Friday to give the officer's side of the Aug. 9 events that led up to the shooting of Michael Brown.

According to the version on KFTK, phoned in by the woman who identified herself as "Josie" and said she was a friend of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson's significant other,  the altercation began after Wilson rolled down his window to tell Brown and a friend to stop walking in the street.

When Wilson tried to get out of his cruiser, Brown first tried to push the officer back into the car, then punched him in the face and grabbed for his gun before breaking free after the gun went off once, the caller said.

Wilson pursued Brown and his friend, ordering them to freeze, according to the account. When they turned around, Brown began taunting Wilson, saying he would not arrest them, then ran at the officer at full speed, the caller said.

Wilson then began shooting. The final shot was to Brown's forehead, and the teenager fell two or three feet in front of Wilson, said the caller, who identified herself as the officer's friend.

A source with detailed knowledge of the investigation later told CNN the caller's account is "accurate," in that it matches what Wilson has told investigators. Other witnesses have told other versions of the event.

Tags: Officer Involved Shootings, Missouri, Ferguson (Mo.) PD, Ferguson Mo. Shooting


Comments (7)

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Dan Alvarez @ 8/19/2014 9:39 PM

Sounds like a clean shooting to me.

DEADMAN @ 8/20/2014 12:14 AM

Stop referring to the thug as a teenager,he was an 18 year old man,a thug,but a man,his family should be proud that they raised an 18 year old thug,who assaults police officers and small business owners while committing strong arm robbery, now holder is coming to town to preach how you police officers should stop mistreating black youth. Ignore this clown,he is a criminal himself for lying to congress and hiding evidence of FAST and FURIOUS from the world.

kcpdk4 @ 8/20/2014 5:38 AM

Good shooting. You saved your life Officer Wilson. Its unfortunately for the family of the thug, he did not survive. The thug choose his bed to lye in.

Tom Ret @ 8/20/2014 7:22 AM

All law enforcement should be suspicious of Holder coming to town. He is more likely to not just be an overseer of the process but actually putting his thumb on the scale of justice against the officer. From the statement made by the Governor, it appears that he has buckled to racial political pressure to urge a prosecution irrespective of the facts.

Tom Ret @ 8/20/2014 7:25 AM

All law enforcement should be suspicious of Holder coming to town. He more than likely will try to tip the scales against the officer irrespective of the facts. From recent statements from the Governor, it appears he has buckled into racial political
pressure and is urging a vigorous prosecution.

Ima Leprechaun @ 8/20/2014 9:50 PM

My prayers are with Officer Wilson.

steve @ 8/22/2014 8:57 AM

DIVIDE AND CONQUER! More and more this great country is finding ways of dividing ourselves. I'm beginning to believe what Kruschev said many years ago...that someone will walk in and take us over without firing a shot. We'll be too busy feuding amongst ourselves to even notice. So fearful for my children and grandchildren as to what they are going to have to endure! And we'll be able to look back and see that slimball attorney's and politicians from both sides of the aisle were the ones who started the downfall.

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