AUDIO: Friend of Cop Alleges Brown 'Bum-Rushed' Officer Before Fatal Shots
A woman who claims to be a friend of Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson has shared Wilson's version of the fatal encounter with Michael Brown. Speaking on the "The Dana Loesch Radio Show," "Josie" said that Brown "bum-rushed" Wilson at one point and that Wilson believed that Brown was "on something."
“He pulled up ahead of them. And he was watching them, and then he gets the call-in that there was a strong-arm robbery. And, they gave a description,” Josie said. “And, he’s looking at them and they got something in their hands and it looks like it could be what, you know those cigars or whatever.”
She continued, “So he goes in reverse back to them, tries to get out of his car. They slam his door shut violently. I think he said Michael did. And, then he opened the car again, you know, he tried to get out. He stands up. And then Michael just bum-rushes him and shoves him back into his car, punches him in the face and then, of course, Darren grabs for his gun. Michael grabbed for the gun. At one point, he got the gun entirely turned against his hip. And he shoves it away, and the gun goes off.”
Then, Josie alleges that Brown began to run away before Wilson got up and yelled "freeze!"
“Michael and his friend turn around. And Michael starts taunting him, 'Oh, what are you gonna do about it? You're not gonna shoot me.' And then [Wilson] said all of a sudden he just started to bum-rush him. He just started coming at him full speed. And, so he just started shooting. And, he just kept coming. So he really thinks he was on something. Cause he just kept coming. It was unbelievable. Then, so he finally ended up, the final shot was in the forehead, and then he fell about two or three feet in front of the officer.”
She was confident in Friday's interview that the investigation would show that Brown was not shot from behind, as some witnesses previously alleged. A preliminary autopsy by Dr. Michael Baden confirmed Monday that all of the shots were from the front.
The Washington Post has reported that Brown had marijuana in his system, but toxicology reports have not yet been released. Meantime, a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter reported the following on Monday:
Police sources tell me more than a dozen witnesses have corroborated cop's version of events in shooting #Ferguson
— Christine Byers (@ChristineDByers) August 19, 2014
Watch Trace Gallagher's report above. Loesch's full interview can be heard below.