FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)– Fox Files looks deeper into the struggle in the Ferguson Police car before Michael Brown`s death.
Just after the Michael Brown shooting, two witnesses gave similar accounts about how Brown first took a gunshot or two during a struggle with Officer Darren Wilson through a police vehicle window.
Those witnesses are Piaget Crenshaw and Dorian Johnson. Johnson said Officer Wilson, ‘pulled up beside us. He tried to thrush his door open, but we were so close that it ricocheted off us and bounced back to him.’
Johnson claimed the officer was so close that he reached out, grabbed the 6`4′ and 292 pound Brown by the throat and pulled him into the car. Johnson added, ‘Now the officer`s pulling him inside the car. (Brown) is trying to pull away.’ Johnson continued, ‘In the same moment, the first shot went off and we looked at him, he was shot. There was blood coming from him and we took off running.’
Piaget Crenshaw described seeing a similar struggle as she was watching from her third floor window. Crenshaw said the officer, ‘just started to grab him and he pulled him into his car.’
Crenshaw`s view was partially blocked because her apartment is on the other side of where the altercation happened by the police vehicle, but she`s clear about Brown getting shot in that first struggle. Crenshaw continued, ‘and he got shot while he was next to the car, he ran because he was getting shot.’
The day after the shooting, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar confirmed that shooting inside the car. Chief Belmar said, ‘There was a struggle over the officer`s weapon. There was at least one shot fired within the car.
We may be able to narrow down Brown`s gunshot injury or injuries while he was partially inside the police vehicle.
Based on the first autopsy, the head and chest wounds were fatal, so those couldn`t have happened in the struggle in the car. Instead, it would likely be one of the three injuries to Brown`s right arm and the reported gunshot wound to his hand that happened in the struggle.
Officer Darren Wilson also reportedly suffered injuries to his face and neck. Police reported the officer had a swollen face, but did not give a detailed description of his injuries. It`s been widely reported online that Wilson suffered a fractured orbital eye socket, but CNN now reports that specific injury is not true.
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