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
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(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.

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Sammirah Meowski
Aug 28, 2014 6:15 AM CDT
Time for the black community, and white liberals, to start picking different martyrs. They keep picking these t h u g s and criminals; try putting the same energy behind the actual innocent children killed in inner city gun fights in cities like Chicago. But the shooters there aren't white or police, so...........
Arthur Machado
Aug 27, 2014 4:24 PM CDT
CNN experts think tape might be fake. Makes sense, no screams, no crowd noise, no nothing, just shots.
an american
Aug 27, 2014 11:10 AM CDT
It is a serious problem as to how this story has unfolded to create the possible illusion that something as ludicrous as a man who was coming out of robbing a store and gets shot by a white police officer; is portrayed as a possible victim; while the police officer at the scene became the person in question. Since then, and before then; there have been several killings in the last few days and no mention has been made about them, except for Fox News, and yet, the other media just seems to be set on giving as little as possible, the information about Michael Brown being a thief, and robbing a store shortly before his death. It is problematic because people showed up to steal/loot some more and destroy stores; not to forget that shop owners were seriously hurt; yet we are not hearing much about those victims. Vandals came from far away to assist in the looting and all this is a show of evil looking for the opportunity to get free alcohol, free cigarettes, free anything to satisfy their vices; yet, the media seems to want to canonize Michael Brown as the next saint. This is very troubling, to say the least. As for the such recording; it is extremely possible that it is simply a staged scenario, especially when you listen to the guys conversation. If it was real; he would have made remarks like: "wow", what's going one here? I better look for cover or something that would show a sense of alarming danger! People need to start using common sense and that goes for the media, first and foremost!