Post-Dispatch: New account of Michael Brown shooting says he kept charging

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A new account of the events surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown has just been released by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  Their source says that Michael Brown kept charging Officer Wilson.  One of the Brown family's lawyers tells the paper that Wilson's version of events is absurd.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Officer Wilson spotted Michael Brown and friend, Dorian Johnson, walking in the middle of Canfield Drive on August 9th.  Traffic was passing the teens on both sides.  Their source says he asked or ordered them to the sidewalk.

Wilson noticed that Johnson's clothing matched a recent radio alert about a robbery suspect.  He then called for assistance and backed up his SUV to Brown and Johnson.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's source says Brown slammed the vehicle's door and punched Wilson in the face while he was trying to get out.  Trapped, Wilson drew his gun.  Their source says Brown grabbed the pistol. The two struggled for the weapon and two shots were fired.  Then, Wilson got out of the SUV and chased Brown.

Wilson says Brown began charging at him.  He the fired shots at Brown.  He says Brown continued to run towards him.  He fired several more shots.  Michael Brown then fell to the ground.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Wilson made a radio call for an ambulance.  He later went to the hospital to be treated for injuries to his face and neck.

Many witnesses dispute Wilson's version of events.  Some say the officer used profanity when asking the teens to move to the sidewalk.  Others say the officer nearly sideswiped them as he backed up his SUV.

An autopsy report obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch shows that Brown had THC, the mind altering chemical in marijuana, in his system at the time of his death.

Read the full timeline of events from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Source: Darren Wilson says Michael Brown kept charging at him and backed up his SUV to Brown and Johnson.

More: Official autopsy shows Michael Brown had close-range wound to his hand, marijuana in system 

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