*For the first time since the Aug. 9 shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown, we’re supposedly getting the shooter’s side of the story.
A woman claiming to be a friend of Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot Brown, called into The Dana Show on St. Louis radio station KFTK to give Wilson’s account of what happened.
The woman, who would identify herself only as “Josie,” said that she came by the details via Wilson’s significant other.
Conservative host Dana Loesch explained on the show’s website, “After I hung up [on 'Josie'] she called back and told my programming director that her relationship to the named officer is legitimate. I haven’t personally vetted the association, but wanted to post the audio for comparison to the pending results of the investigation.”
Paraphrasing “Josie’s” account:
Wilson rolled up on Brown and Dorian Johnson and told them to get out of the street. The teens argued that they were almost at their destination. Some cursing was involved, and Officer Wilson drove off. But over the radio, the description of the suspects from the convenience store robbery caused him to stop. Believing he had just encountered the suspects, he backed up and attempted to open the door, but Brown “violently” slammed it shut. Wilson attempts to get out again, but Brown “bum-rushes” Wilson back into the car, punches Wilson’s face and goes for his gun. In the struggle, the gun goes off and Brown takes off running, as does Johnson. Josie said protocol calls for Darren to pursue. Wilson yells “freeze,” Brown turns around “and starts taunting him, yelling, ‘Oh, what are you gonna do about it? You’re not gonna shoot me.'” Then Brown, “all of a sudden, started to bum-rush [Wilson], started coming at him full speed. So [Wilson] just started shooting. And [Brown] just kept coming. So [Wilson] really thinks [Brown] was on something.”
Listen to Josie’s account in her own words below:
Also, surfacing Monday – audio from a video recorded in the moments after Brown’s fatal shooting. Overheard is a man recounting what he witnessed. Another man asks him how Brown ended up at least 30-feet away from the police truck that was being driven by Wilson.
The first man explains that Brown had previously been inside the police truck before running, which would contradict the account given to police and the media by Brown’s friend and witness, Dorian Johnson.
Johnson has said that Brown was never inside Officer Wilson’s vehicle before the shooting. Johnson alleges that Wilson exited his car and struck Brown as he was trying to open the door, setting off the series of events that ended with Brown running from a firing Wilson, before turning with his hands raised in surrender – just before Wilson gunned him down.
However, the first man may have corrected his account of Brown being inside of the police truck, with the words: “He was like, over the truck or what not.” [at :31 on the video]. That could be consistent with Johnson’s account of Wilson grabbing Brown through the window, depending on the position of Brown’s body during the struggle.
The first man goes on to say, “The police got out and ran after him, and the next thing I know he’s coming back towards him. The police had his gun drawn already. …The police kept dumping in him. I’m thinking the police [is] missing! …Then dude started running, coming toward the police.”
Below, the graphic unedited video: