According to witnesses, however, Michael Brown had raised his hands to surrender when the fatal shots occurred.
Dorian Johnson, who was walking with Brown at the time of Saturday’s incident, told MSNBC that the officer confronted them after telling them to stop walking on the street and move onto the sidewalk.
Another witness, Piaget Crenshaw, told the local Fox news affiliate, "I witnessed the police chase after the guy, full force. He ran for his life. They shot him and he fell. He put his arms up to let them know that he was compliant and he was unarmed, and they shot him twice more and he fell to the ground and died."