Officer Darren Wilson finally tells his side of the story.
The tragic shooting which took place two months ago in Ferguson has left us all devastated, and in shock that there was yet another unjust shooting. However, Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot Mike Brown has stated that he was attacked by Brown before he shot him.
Wilson has told investigators that he was in fear for his life as he was pinned down inside of his vehicle by Mike Brown. During the altercation in the vehicle, Wilson says that Brown reached for his gun. The officer also told authorities that Brown punched, and scratched him repeatedly which left swelling on his face, along with cuts on his neck.
Forensics tests that were performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation proved that the blood of Mike Brown was on the gun, and also on the interior door panel. The gun was fired twice inside of the car, the first bullet hit Brown in the arm , and the second one missed.
Although the officer was attacked inside of his vehicle, it still doesn’t give us enough explanation as to why he shot Brown multiple times after getting out of his vehicle.
The statements made by Officer Wilson contradicts some of the things said by witnesses. One witness said that it appeared as if Brown was “trying to flee”. Another witness said that “Michael was pulling off and the cop was trying to pull him in.”
Dorian Johnson, the friend who was with Brown when he was attacked, gave a descriptive statement of what happened the day of August 9th, and it directly contradicts what was said by Officer Wilson. Johnson has said that the officer was the aggressor in this situation, and Mike Brown didn’t reach for his gun.
“He just reached his arm out the window and grabbed my friend around his neck, and he was trying to choke my friend,” Mr. Johnson told reporters after the shooting. “He was trying to get away, and the officer then reached out and grabbed his arm to pull him inside the car.”
After these events, Officer Wilson drew his weapon, and threatened to shoot. “In the same moment, the first shot went off,” says Johnson “We looked at him. He was shot. There was blood coming from him. And we took off running.”
A lawyer for the Brown family, Benjamin L. Crump says that Officer Wilson will say whatever he needs to say in order to justify killing an unarmed kid.
The grand jury has been meeting since August, Robert P. McCulloch, the St. Louis County prosecutor, says that he expects a decision on probable cause by mid-November.
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