Dorian Johnson admitted to hiding behind a car as Officer Darren Wilson engaged with Big Mike Brown. Obviously, at this point we know Dorian has told numerous lies throughout the initial phase of his discussions with the media.
And it should be noted he’s disappeared from the spotlight since talking to the police and law enforcement about 5 or 6 days after the shooting, and after making his rounds on the TV talk show circuit. Leading many to speculate he’s cut a deal of sorts with the authorities.
But witness Michael Brady also has given his account of what he saw three times, and in each recollection he also notes seeing Dorian Johnson hiding behind a “two-door white vehicle” as Wilson walks by focused on Mike Brown.
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However, in Brady’s video footage taken less than two minutes after the shooting, and just as the just second police SUV arrived, there is no vehicle present.
So where did it go ?
Looking at this a little more there’s the potential for an eye witness just prior to the volley(s) of gunshots.
The first question would be: where was this mysterious vehicle parked ?
* If Brady could see the vehicle the possibilities shrink. (looking South)
* If Wilson walked past the vehicle the possibilities shrink more. (between his SUV and Mike Brown)
* If Brady could see Dorian behind the vehicle the possibilities shrink again (North side of Canfield Drive).
* If, as Brady describes the vehicle was “partly over the sidewalk”, again the potential location shrinks more.
* If you factor all of the statements, and the possibilities based on those statements you come up with this:
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UPDATE – Possibilities eliminated with new analysis and information:
Which lends to the question(s) why would anyone pull up on a sidewalk in front of an apartment building when there’s a 1/2 empty lot mere feet away in either direction ? Occam’s Razor = The driver was picking someone up who would be exiting from the stairwell in front of the building. But who? 12 Apartments in building but separated by two stairwell exits. If Brady could see vehicle it had to be Western Stairwell. So now Six apartments possible. Six apartments – one occupied by witness Piaget Crenshaw. So now 5.
UPDATE: Tiffany Mitchell statement of white vehicle located *behind* SUV from her perspective:
‘white’ Monte Carlo’ that had pulled up behind Wilson’s SUV (link)
@ 2:40 Brady says that the parked car was on the sidewalk, 5 feet from the police cruiser in the middle of the street. (link)
The driver, and possibly passenger, would have seen at least the part of the encounter with Wilson and the potentially, based on the fact Dorian ran beside their car, subsequent pursuit toward them, albeit on the opposite side of the street.
Did they leave because of the first gunshot, that hit the opposing apartment building as Wilson was struggling with Brown toward the rear of the vehicle where hat, and shoe are located ?
If so they would probably have driven right past the 2nd unit which was en-route to the scene. Did that officer see them driving West as he drove to the scene headed East?
Perhaps a traffic camera or business CCTV would identify the vehicle. The time would be very specific to 12:01, 12:02 leaving scene and 12:04 2nd officer arrival.
And if, they were picking up someone from the same building as Piaget Crenshaw they would be pretty easy to identify, no ?
Your thoughts on above ?
Perspective Video for Visual Orientation: