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CNN has obtained a video showing witness reactions just moments after Michael Brown was fatally shot by Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson on August 9.

In the video you can see two men, clearly shocked, as they describe seeing the 18-year-old’s hands up before he was gunned down.

The two men are contractors who were doing construction about 50 feet from the site where Brown was killed. They have asked not to be identified.

From CNN:

“He had his f**n hands up,” one of the men says in the video.

The man told CNN he heard one gunshot, then another shot about 30 seconds later.

“The cop didn’t say get on the ground. He just kept shooting,” the man said.

That same witness described the gruesome scene, saying he saw Brown’s “brains come out of his head,” again stating, “his hands were up.”

The video shows the man raising his arms in the air — just as, he says, Brown was doing when he was shot.

The other contractor told CNN he saw Brown running away from a police car.

Brown “put his hands up,” the construction worker said, and “the officer was chasing him.”

The contractor says he saw Wilson fire a shot at Brown while his back was turned.

The contractors, however, did not see what transpired during the confrontation between Wilson and Brown. Their accounts of the actual shooting are similar to those of several residents who were in the Canfield Apartments at the time of Brown’s death.

A grand jury will hear the case this month to determine whether Wilson will face any charges. We’ll keep you updated with the latest.

You can watch the video above.


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