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Ferguson cop beaten: Cop who shot Michael Brown dead was first 'severely beaten'

The Ferguson cop who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown was reportedly first severely beaten by Brown – a bolt from the blue that, if true, is not sitting well with proponents calling for Brown’s killer to be prosecuted. Darren Wilson, the white cop whose six rounds shot into the unarmed Brown sparked more than a week of daytime peaceful protests diverging with nighttime lootings, suffered “severe facial injuries” and was almost beaten to the point of unconsciousness by Brown.

Protestors in the Michael Brown killing
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Writes Fox News: “According to the well-placed source, Wilson was coming off another case in the neighborhood on Aug. 9 when he ordered Michael Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson to stop walking in the middle of the road because they were obstructing traffic. However, the confrontation quickly escalated into physical violence, the source said.”

The new evidence was released today by Fox News, and is exclusive to a Fox “insider” source. The report does seem to add credibility to a similar report first carried by the Gateway Pundit, which also cited a source claiming Wilson had his orbital bone broken by Brown in a scuffle moments before Brown was gunned down. Police previously said Wilson was treated at the hospital for injuries the night of the shooting.

Per the Fox News insider source: “The Assistant (Police) Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side. He was beaten very severely.”

As has been previously reported, Brown was involved in a robbery at a convenience store where video captured him roughing up a store clerk and walking out with a box of cigars. Officer Johnson then stopped Brown and Johnson from the window of his patrol car, prior to realizing a robbery had occurred, advising the pair not to walk in the middle of the street. The confrontation quickly escalated; Brown refused to comply and a physical altercation ensued.

“They ignored [Wilson] and the officer started to get out of the car to tell them to move,” the source said. “They shoved him right back in, that’s when Michael Brown leans in and starts beating Officer Wilson in the head and the face.”

It’s known that some sort of kerfuffle involving the trio occurred, with a shot being fired inside of the police car as the men struggled. According to the source, Wilson demanded that Brown freeze after he tried to leave the scene. Brown allegedly stopped, turned and taunted Wilson.

Fox News picks up the story:

Brown started to walk away according to the account, prompting Wilson to draw his gun and order him to freeze. Brown, the source said, raised his hands in the air, and turned around saying, “What, you're going to shoot me?”

At that point, the source told, the 6-foot-4, 292-pound Brown charged Wilson, prompting the officer to fire at least six shots at him, including the fatal bullet that penetrated the top of Brown's skull, according to an independent autopsy conducted at the request of Brown's family.

The source says that Wilson is “traumatized, scared for his life and his family, injured and terrified” that a grand jury, which convened this week to hear evidence, is going to “make some kind of example out of him” to placate a community of enraged dissenters who can barely see the facts beyond the supercharged angle of racism.

What is known is this: Brown committed a robbery, refused to comply to Officer Wilson's directions, and engaged with Wilson in a fight. What is not known however are the details that would sway these happenings one way or the other, or if the Fox News "source" is as credible at they purport.

According to, the Fox News account is "very similar to claims made by an alleged friend of Wilson who recently called into The Blaze TV host Dana Loesch’s radio show."

St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCullough said they will not confirm any details of the Michael Brown shooting, instead deferring to the grand jury trial and saying that all such details will be released at that time.

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