Ten weeks have passed since 18 year-old Michael Brown was gunned down by Ferguson, MO police officer Darren Wilson and now we finally have a glimpse at Officer Wilson’s account of the event. The New York Times shared details of Wilson’s account after he spoke with authorities investigating the case. The officer stated that he was “in fear for his life” on that fateful Saturday:
The officer, Darren Wilson, has told the authorities that during the scuffle, Mr. Brown reached for the gun. It was fired twice in the car, according to forensics tests performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The first bullet struck Mr. Brown in the arm; the second bullet missed.
The forensics tests showed Mr. Brown’s blood on the gun, as well as on the interior door panel and on Officer Wilson’s uniform. Officer Wilson told the authorities that Mr. Brown had punched and scratched him repeatedly, leaving swelling on his face and cuts on his neck. (via)
The investigation continues despite reports that it is nearly complete. Wilson has yet to be charged with a crime and protests continue in Ferguson and throughout Missouri. The Times report also revealed that, “the evidence so far did not support civil rights charges against Officer Wilson.”
Although this account of the shooting does match witness accounts that noted some sort of struggle in the car, the report doesn’t mention much after that including whether or not Brown put his hands up and surrendered.