New witness comes forward in Michael Brown shooting
A second witness has come forward to give her account of the fatal shooting by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer that left 18-year-old Michael Brown dead.
Tiffany Mitchell, says she witnessed a police officer shoot and kill the unarmed teenager as she was driving.
Dorian Johnson, who was with Brown at the time of the shooting, described the incident as Brown being “shot like an animal.” He was the first person to come forward and speak to the public about the incident.
Tiffany Mitchell, a woman who says she witnessed a police officer shoot and kill Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, shared her story during an appearance on CNN with her attorney Wednesday night.
Mitchell said she was driving when she saw Brown trying to pull away from an officer as the two were “tussling through a window.” She said she had hoped to get a video because the incident “just didn’t look right,” but failed to get her camera out in time.
“I didn’t know exactly what was going on, but I knew it didn’t look right for someone to be wrestling with the police through the police window, but I didn’t get a video because a shot was fired through the window, so I tried to get out of the way,” Mitchell said.
Mitchell then described what she saw happen between Brown and the police officer.
“As I pull onto the side, the kid, he finally gets away, he starts running. As he runs the police get out of his vehicle and he follows behind him, shooting,” Mitchell said. “And the kid’s body jerked as if he was hit from behind, and he turns around and puts his hands up like this, and the cop continued to fire until he just dropped down to the ground and his face just smacks the concrete.”
Mitchell said she heard a shot after she saw Brown attempting to pull away from the officer, and stated that Brown turned to face the cop and put his hands in the air. Despite that, “the cop continued to come up on him and shoot him until he fell down to the ground.”
Mitchell counted more than five shots released by the policeman. According to her, just one officer was involved in the incident; a “white male, kind of tall.”
Mitchell said the cops showed no remorse for what happened to Brown, and “were very rude” to bystanders.
Mitchell’s attorney said she gave a statement to the St. Louis County detectives right after the incident.
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