In quite the astounding turn of events, a second witness has come forward saying they saw the events leading up to the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Although she claims that Brown’s hands were up at the time of the shooting, much of her account goes to validate the officer’s doubted claims.
Tiffany Mitchell, 27, explains that she doesn’t know what immediately preceded the altercation but did see the events that lead to Brown’s death roll out. According to Mitchell, “As I was coming around, I heard the tires squeaking on the truck, and as I get closer, I see them tussling through the window. The kid was pulling off and the cop was pulling in.”
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She went on to say that it appeared as if the two were arm wrestling through the cruiser window, and when she reached for her phone to begin recoding video, shots rang out. “It just didn’t look right for them to be arm wrestling,” Mitchell stated. “The first gun shot came from the window, so I just started getting out of the way.”
Mitchell then relays that Brown turned to run after the gun discharged. Concluding her recollection, she added, “After the shot, the kid just breaks away. The cop follows him, kept shooting, the kid’s body jerked as if he was hit. After his body jerked he turns around, puts his hands up, and the cop continues to walk up on him and continues to shoot until he goes all the way down.”
So what do you guys think – was this officer in the right knowing now that Brown did actually go for his gun, or should he have exhibited self control seeing that the man’s arms were raised in the air? Would his adrenaline have allowed him to stop firing after the first shot rang out? Let us know what you think of this in the comments below.