Alleged Audio Of Michael Brown Shooting Surfaces

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Adelle Platon / August 26, 2014

CNN has obtained what could be audio from the shooting of Ferguson teen, Michael Brown. The FBI are questioning a Ferguson man (who wished to remain unidentified) claiming that he has a recording of the gunfire from the Saturday shooting (Aug. 9), according to his attorney, Lopa Blumenthal. While CNN could not independently confirm the tape in question, a series of shots being fired off can be heard in the background followed by a pause and a second succession of shots. Forensic audio expert Paul Ginsberg identified 10 shots were identified.

However, it’s the pause in between both series of shots that could provide more clues into the case. “I was very concerned about that pause … because it’s not just the number of gunshots, it’s how they’re fired,” said Blumenthal. “And that has a huge relevance on how this case might finally end up.”

Brown was considered a suspect in the robbery of a convenience store the afternoon of his shooting, Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson said last week. The chief also named Darren Wilson as the officer involved in the shooting. An autopsy later revealed that the unarmed 18-year-old was shot at least six times. His funeral was held Monday (Aug. 25) in St. Louis.

Review the recording above.