Audio captures sequence of Michael Brown gunshots
Cape Town – A random audio recording by a man using video chat has allegedly captured the gunfire at the time Michael Brown was shot by police on 9 August.
CNN reports that a quick succession of shots can be heard, followed by a pause and then a second quick succession of shots.
The man’s attorney, Lopa Blumenthal, told CNN that she heard at least 11 shots and voiced her concern about the pause saying the manner in which the shots were fired will have great bearing on how the case may end up.
CNN could not independently verify the tape’s authenticity.
Initial reports suggest that Brown was shot approximately six times at close range. According to the AFP report pathologist Michael Baden said one of the bullets hit the top of Brown’s head, another struck his eye, and others hit his right arm.
Brown was shot on a sidewalk in the Missouri town of Ferguson by a white police officer, an incident that has sparked widespread protests and international media attention.