Video Shows Witness Saying Michael Brown Had Hands Up When Killed (Video)Footage of the moments immediately after the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., in August shows a witness on the scene saying the unarmed 18-year-old's hands were raised when he was killed.
Footage of the moments immediately after the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., in August shows a witness on the scene saying the unarmed 18-year-old’s hands were raised when he was killed.
The Guardian reports:
The cell phone footage, released by CNN, of two construction workers at the scene early last month appears to support accounts by other witnesses that Brown was retreating or surrendering when he was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, legal experts said on Friday.
The video shows one of the men raising his hands immediately after the fatal shooting and shouting, “He had his fuckin’ hands up.”
The man told CNN he heard a gunshot, then another about 30 seconds later. “The cop didn’t say get on the ground. He just kept shooting,” said the unnamed contractor. He added that he saw Brown’s fatal head wound and repeated that the teenager’s “hands were up”.
The men told CNN they were 50ft (15m) away when Wilson opened fire. The second man said he saw Brown running away from a police car. The teenager “put his hands up”, and “the officer was chasing him”. Wilson then fired a shot at Brown while his back was turned.
Watch the footage below and read more of The Guardian’s report on the development here.
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