♦ NEW – Officer Darren Wilson version of events given to media. (LINK)
♦ NEW – Official Mike Brown autopsy supports Wilson’s Version of events. (LINK)
The official autopsy on Michael Brown shows that he was shot in the hand at close range, according to an analysis of the findings by two experts not involved directly in the case.
The accompanying toxicology report shows he had been using marijuana. (link)
• Officer Darren Wilson pushed into vehicle by Mike Brown. • A Struggle ensued. • Two shots fired inside vehicle. • One bullet striking the hand of Mike Brown. • Blood from right arm wound on interior door, uniform and officers weapon. • Gun powder residue also on hands of Mike Brown. • Attorney for Dorian Johnson admits DJ lied to media.
• One bullet strikes near window of adjacent apartment building. • Hat and one shoe located on South side of police SUV. • Second shoe located approximately 10-15′ East. • Officer Wilson chases Mike Brown. • Both travel approximately 100′ from SUV. • Brown stops, turns, makes aggressive statement. • Brown charges Wilson. • Ten additional shots fired at approaching Mike Brown. • Five bullets strike Brown. • Total of 12 shots fired.
Dr. Judy Melinek […] also said the autopsy does not support witnesses who have claimed Brown was shot while running away from Wilson, or with his hands up.
She said Brown was facing Wilson when he took a shot to the forehead, two shots to the chest and a shot to the upper right arm. The wound to the top of Brown’s head would indicate he was falling forward or in a lunging position toward the shooter and was instantly fatal.
A sixth shot that hit the forearm traveled from the back of the arm to the inner arm, which means Brown’s palms could not have been facing Wilson, as some witnesses have said, Melinek said. That trajectory shows Brown likely was not taking a standard surrender position with arms above the shoulders and palms out when he was hit, she said. (read more)
This is what the actual forensic evidence shows; and it aligns with “actual” eye-witness statements from James McKnight, Michael Brady, Philip Walker, Ace Johnson’s anonymous witness – as well as the known account of Officer Darren Wilson – who:
♦ Gave a written account of events to Saint Louis investigators.
♦ Gave two recorded statements and sat down for two interviews with Saint Louis investigators.
♦ Gave another written account, and another recorded interview with Federal investigators.
♦ Gave four hours of testimony to a Saint Louis Grand Jury without an attorney present.
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(Via Gary) In the Shotspotter analysis of the Glide audio, it was determined that the shots fired “were all taken from within a three-foot radius”. Which means that Darren Wilson could have moved forward or backward roughly 6 feet as he was shooting.
Ejected shell casings can travel in a 12 foot radius in any direction. Since we know Brown and Wilson traveled from the SUV to the spot of the shooting we can assume they traveled in a straight line down the center of the road.
If 3 circles with a 12 foot radius is drawn around the placement of each cone we have an area of roughly 6 feet in which Wilson could have moved while shooting. It also happens to be the spot where Brown fell after he was shot. How else could Wilson have fired in that area if he wasn’t retreating as Brown was advancing?
(Chip) The best evidence is the shell casing several feet behind Brown. Wilson had to have backtracked at least 12-15 feet while shooting, at a minimum. […] Unless Wilson was waving his gun around wildly, pointing and shooting in different directions, the ejection of the shell casings would be instructive.
The scenario is one in which Brown is either standing still, facing Wilson, or else facing Wilson, and approaching him (depending on what you believe). However, in either case, Wilson would be pointing his gun in a given, consistent direction. Thus, the linear placement of the shell casings implies a linear movement of Wilson while firing those rounds.
Based on shell casing placement, Brown was moving forward, and Wilson was moving backward, while Wilson was firing.
Actual eye-witnesses all agree and are supported with the forensic evidence. It’s the manufactured media-witnesses, Tiffany Mitchell and Piaget Crenshaw, whose accounts do not align with the forensic evidence.
Dorian Johnson has already –through his attorney– admitted he lied to the media.