The witness describes a struggle between the Officer and his friend. And then what? The Officer just shoots himself because the struggle wasn't over a gun?
Wow! Simply wow!
No. What is reported as coming from the Officer as a struggle over the gun, seems more likely given the other evidence. Especially given the following, and then the anonymous witness in the other video saying Brown was all up on the vehicle.
An accidental discharge during a life threatening struggle with a robbery suspect.
And then that suspect takes off after the Officer is wounded by the gun.
Yep, you sure could believe that, as it changes nothing about the rest of the incident.
If you listen to his cohort above, it appears as though the Officer was shot. Which may be the reported injury to his face which required hospitalization?
As for residue?
While no one knows yet, the Officer very well could have got the gun far enough away from Brown when it discharged. As in jerked it away, and then "bam" at the end of it's travel. Not leaving any residue on his hand or arm. So lack of residue is not really an issue.
Last edited by Excon; 08-19-14 at 01:18 AM.
"The law is reason, free from passion."
The statement from the buddy clearly states, in the video, that he believed Brown was hit. Did you miss that?
I"m glad you're going with 'more likely.' That's nice. I'm waiting for a full investigation and perhaps even grand jury and trial. But you go ahead and go with 'more likely.' Hey...play the odds, cool.
Regarding GSR...contained within a vehicle....it should show up somewhere....on bodies, uniform, inside vehicle. Do you have some inside track there? You have the definitive answers? I hope they call you on the stand! You can verify it wasnt an AD, esp. if there was a struggle over the gun. Case closed!
I guess I've missed the medical reports that said the cop was shot. Do you have links to that?