August 18th, 2014
09:03 PM ET

Private autopsy finds Michael Brown shot at least 6 times

After another night of violence in Ferguson, the Missouri National Guard is now on the ground as residents gather to protest the death of Michael Brown.

Earlier Monday, a forensic pathologist hired by the Brown family revealed that the unarmed teen was hit by six bullets. According to the private autopsy, no evidence was found that he struggled with Wilson before his death.

That analysis may contradict the version of events recounted by woman who says she is friends with Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown. According to the account on St. Louis radio station KFTK, phoned in by the woman who identified herself as "Josie," the altercation began after Officer Wilson rolled down his window to tell Brown and a friend to stop walking in the street.

Wilson pursued Brown and his friend, she says, and ordered them to freeze. When they turned around, Brown began taunting Wilson, saying he would not arrest them. The caller says Brown then ran at the officer at full speed.

"All of a sudden he just started to bum-rush him," she says of Brown. "He just started coming at [Darren] full speed and so he just started shooting and he just kept coming."

CNN's David Mattingly is in Ferguson with the latest.

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soundoff (One Response)
  1. Jim C

    What we know: Brown committed a felony robbery just minutes before being killed. In HIS mind, the cops could have been after him for that, and the knowledge of his own previous actions could have effected his tone.

    What we DON'T yet know: Why he was killed, yet many want the officer responsible put in jail without due process.

    What kind of country to we live in now?! Guilty until proven innocent?!! And then riots, looting and violence are justified?!

    Let the justice process take it's normal course. If the office maliciously sought out and murder Brown, he will be prosecuted. Stop the violence, and generalizing that all cops are evil.

    August 19, 2014 at 7:48 pm | Reply

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