More than a dozen witnesses have backed up the account of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the controversial shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, police sources reportedly told St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Christine Byers.
Byers also reported on Monday that Brownâ€™s body was transported from the county medical examiner to a funeral home and then back to the medical examiner for three autopsies.
Protests continued on Monday night, more than a week after Brown was fatally shot by Wilson.
Though Wilson has not spoken publicly about his side of the story, an alleged friend of the officer, identified only as Josie, shared what she claimed to be Wilsonâ€™s recollection of events. CNN later confirmed that the womanâ€™s account matches Wilsonâ€™s account of the shooting, according to their law enforcement sources.
The woman called into a radio show on Friday, claiming thatÂ Brown â€œbum-rushedâ€ WilsonÂ moments after pushing him into his squad car, punching him in the face and trying to grab the copâ€™s gun.
â€œMichael and his friend turn around. And Michael taunts himâ€¦ And then all the sudden he just started bumrushing him. He just started coming at him full speed. And, so he just started shooting. And, he just kept coming. And, so he really thinks he was on something,â€ the caller added. â€œThe final shot was in the forehead, and then he fell about two or three feet in front of the officer.â€