An unforgivable, painful murder of a young black man will never make any sense. If all the confusion and hurt and pain wasn’t enough already -details of Mike Brown’s autopsy were realeased as the chaos continues….
The detail could lend credence to Wilson’s account that he and the unarmed African-American teenager scuffled at his patrol car before Brown was shot and killed.
Wilson told investigators that during a struggle for his pistol inside a police SUV, Brown pressed the barrel of Wilson’s gun against the officer’s hip, the Post-Dispatch reported, citing a source with knowledge of his statements.
The officer tried to prevent Brown from reaching the trigger, the source told the newspaper, and when he thought he had control, he fired. But Brown’s hand was blocking the mechanism, the Post-Dispatch reported.
Wilson said he fired two shots, and Brown was hit in the hand and ran. Wilson told investigators he fired again when Brown turned back and charged at him, according to the paper.
Crump said he was not surprised by the leaked information.
“Several independent witnesses indicated there was a brief altercation between Michael Brown and Officer Wilson at the patrol car,” he said. “What we want to know is why Officer Wilson shot Michael Brown multiple times and killed him even though he was more than 20 feet away from his patrol car; this is the crux of the matter!”
Earlier, a private autopsy conducted for the Brown family showed the teen had been shot at least six times, including twice in the head.
The official autopsy, as published by the Post-Dispatch, said Brown suffered six gunshot entrance wounds.
Not sure what will happen with all parties involved but I do wish that Mike is resting in peace and that justice be served.