Since officer Darren Wilson will not be charged with the murder of Mike Brown, the testimonies of the grand jury and Wilson have been released by St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch.
In Wilson’s testimony, he gave his account of the situation that led up to Brown’s death. He said he felt threatened by the teen, comparing him to Hulk Hogan and a demon. Wilson encountered Brown because he was walking in the middle of the street with a friend. Wilson says he then saw the 18-year-old with a box of cigarillos, which made him believe Brown was associated with a robbery at a store where cigarillos were stolen.
Wilson said he ordered Brown to get back but he approached his car and was punching him in the face through the car window.
He then grabs my door again and shuts my door. At that time is when I saw him coming into my vehicle. His head was higher than the top of my car. And I see him ducking and as he is ducking, his hands are up and he is coming in my vehicle.
I had shielded myself in this type of manner and kind of locked away, so I don’t remember seeing him come at me, but I was hit right in the side of the face with a fist. I don’t think it was a full-on swing, I think it was a full-on swing, but not a full shot. I think my arm deflected some of it, but there was still a significant amount of contact that was made to my face.
And he said, “Hey man, hold these.” And at that point I tried to hold his right arm because it was like this at my car. This is my car window. I tried to hold his right arm and use my left hand to get out to have some type of control and not be trapped in my car any more. And when I grabbed him, the only way I can describe it is I felt like a five-year-old holding onto Hulk Hogan.
Prosecutor: Holding onto a what?
Hulk Hogan, that’s just how big he felt and how small I felt just from grasping his arm.
Officer Wilson then describes where he felt that Brown was reaching for his gun.
He grabs my gun, says, “You are too much of a pussy to shoot me.” The gun goes down into my hip and at that point I thought I was getting shot. I can feel his fingers try to get inside the trigger guard with my finger and I distinctly remember envisioning a bullet going into my leg. I thought that was the next step.
Wilson says he later fired two shots from inside his car and Brown took off running. He says he chased him until he stopped by a light pole. He said once they reached the light pole, Wilson ordered Brown to get on the ground but he instead turned around, made “a grunting like aggravated sound” and began to come towards him.
At this point it looked like he was almost bulking up to run through the shots, like it was making him mad that I’m shooting at him.
And the face that he had was looking straight through me, like I wasn’t even there, I wasn’t even anything in his way.
And when he gets about that 8 to 10 feet away, I look down, I remember looking at my sites and firing, all I see is his head and that’s what I shot.
I don’t know how many, I know at least once because I saw the last one go into him. And then when it went into him, the demeanor on his face went blank, the aggression was gone, it was gone, I mean I knew he stopped, the threat was stopped.
All of the documents, including Darren Wilson’s full testimony, the grand jury’s testimonies and the accounts of the witnesses are available here.