WASHINGTON — The people who saw Michael Brown die all tell a similar story.
Several named witnesses have said that Brown was fleeing when Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson fired several shots and that the 18-year-old had turned around and had his hands up when the officer shot several more rounds, killing him in the middle of the street. Multiple media outlets have gathered these recollections of the Aug. 9 incident.
Two more unnamed witnesses — construction contractors who were in the area on business and didn’t know Brown — described what happened in a cell phone videocaptured shortly after the shooting. That video has emerged in recent days. These two witnesses have spoken with the media on the condition that their names are not used.
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