Three weeks after he gunned down an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., Officer Darren Wilson is still nowhere to be found.
The Ferguson Police Department has released very little info about the 6-year police force veteran in the days following Michael Brown’s death — days that were riddled with racial tension, tear gas, unlawful arrests, looting, peaceful protests, and police clashes due to the lack of transparency from Ferguson officials.
New photos found online by Colorlines, however, may add a new dimension to the story told by Ferguson police of an officer scared for his life during an incident that involved a 6-foot-4, nearly 300-pound teenager. The photos, found on Facebook, show a sturdy man towering over his wedding party — not the sort of man what would be intimidated by an unarmed teenager about the same height, many commenters note.
Wilson supporters have maintained that the officer was threatened by Brown, whose family often referred to him as a “gentle giant.”
‘I can even say without speaking to Darren, without even having heard his statements, that at that moment in time, he was scared for his life, I am 100% positive of that,’ Wilson’s longtime friend Jake Shepard told CNN.
Another photograph found online shows Wilson with a woman, whose face has been blurred out.
According to the Daily Mail, the wedding pictures were taken in Old Monroe, Missouri, which is about a half-hour outside Jennings where Wilson was a police officer at the time.
Wilson and his wife divorced in November.
The photographs, which include professional shots from the wedding photographer and guests, are the first images the public has seen of Wilson since the week of Brown’s shooting. A photograph of Wilson receiving an award was passed around social media in the days following the fatal shooting.
To see more photographs, visit Colorlines.