New information about the tragic shooting of Michael Brown has emerged and not only have two construction workers confirmed the teenager’s hands were up while being shot multiple times, GlobalGrind can exclusively confirm that those workers are white.
The witness accounts of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, St. Louis have been mostly personal ties to the unarmed teen, but now there is a new perspective on the incident.
Two workers, who were fixing up an apartment complex in the area of where the shooting occurred, have just been discovered as witnesses, and their stories seem to match others that say Brown’s hands were up. One of the two workers decided to share his story with a Post-Dispatch reporter.
The site reports:
At least one witness has said Brown was not moving. Others didn’t mention him moving, while still others have said he was heading toward Wilson.
There is no way to determine how many witnesses have spoken to law enforcement without making public statements. The worker acknowledged that his account could be valuable to the case because he did not know either Brown or Wilson and had no ties to Ferguson.
The worker said he saw Brown on Aug. 9 about 11 a.m. as Brown was walking west on Canfield Drive, toward West Florissant Avenue.
He said Brown struck up a rambling, half-hour conversation with his co-worker.
The co-worker could not be reached for comment through his employer. He previously told KTVI (Channel 2) that he had uttered a profanity in frustration after hitting a tree root while digging. Brown heard him and stopped to talk.
Brown “told me he was feeling some bad vibes,” the co-worker told KTVI in a video that aired Aug. 12. “That the Lord Jesus Christ would help me through that as long as I didn’t get all angry at what I was doing.”
The site continues:
About a half-hour later, the worker heard a gunshot. Then he saw Brown running away from a police car. Wilson trailed about 10 to 15 feet behind, gun in hand. About 90 feet away from the car, the worker said, Wilson fired another shot at Brown, whose back was turned.
The worker said Brown stumbled and then stopped, put his hands up, turned around and said, “OK, OK, OK, OK, OK.” He said he told investigators from the St. Louis County police and the FBI that because of the stumble, it seemed to him that Brown had been wounded.
The workers do reveal that Officer Darren Wilson continued to shoot.
Then Brown moved, the worker said. “He’s kind of walking back toward the cop.” He said Brown’s hands were still up. Wilson began backing up as he fired, the worker said.
After being shot, when Brown moved forward, they couldn’t tell if it was a stumble from his injuries, or if he was trying to charge at Officer Wilson, but Michael Brown wasn’t heard to have said anything more than “OK” repeatedly.
The encounter continues:
Dorian Johnson — a friend of Brown’s who said he was walking with him when Wilson approached them on Canfield and told them to get off the street — told CNN that Brown was “beginning to tell the officer he was unarmed and to tell him to stop shooting.” Johnson, 22, told KTVI Brown was starting to get down when he was shot.
Johnson also told MSNBC that Wilson began shooting before Brown “could get his last words out.”
Another witness who lives nearby, Michael T. Brady, 32, told CNN that Brown turned with his hands under his stomach. He also said Brown took one or two steps toward Wilson as he was going down when Wilson fired three or four more times.
We will keep you posted on any new details that emerge.
SOURCE: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty