CNN Posts Possible Audio of Michael Brown Shooting

Man records alleged gunshots during video chat with friend

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 26, 2014 12:16 PM CDT

(Newser) – Might these be the gunshots that killed Michael Brown? CNN has posted audio inadvertently recorded around the time of his shooting by a Ferguson man who was video chatting with a friend. A forensic audio expert tells the network that he hears a succession of six shots, then a pause, then four more shots. The authenticity of the audio hasn't been confirmed, though the FBI has interviewed the unidentified man who recorded it, says his attorney, Lopa Blumenthal.

"I was very concerned about that pause," she tells CNN's Don Lemon. "Because it's not just the number of gunshots, it's how they're fired. And that has a huge relevance on how this case might finally end up." Assuming the shots are legit, it "doesn't sound good for Officer Darren Wilson," observes a headline at Daily Intelligencer. CNN's report, however, includes another attorney's opinion that Wilson could argue Brown kept advancing toward him after the first shots. The teen got shot six times, according to an autopsy.

A man wears a tie decorated with a picture of Michael Brown during Brown's funeral Monday.
A man wears a tie decorated with a picture of Michael Brown during Brown's funeral Monday.   (AP Photo/St. Louis Post Dispatch, Robert Cohen, Pool)
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Here's the audio of the possible gunshots.   (CNN)

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