CNN Obtains Video of Ferguson Witnesses Describing Michael Brown Shooting

The new cell phone video is reportedly recorded just after the 18-year-old was shot

Last Updated: September 11, 2014 @ 1:11 PM

CNN has obtained new cell phone video of the emotional reactions from two eyewitnesses to Michael Brown’s fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo.

“He had his fuckin’ hands up,” one witness says on the tape. He then says he saw Brown’s “brains come out of his head.”

Both men were contractors doing work in the neighborhood. They are speaking out to CNN but asked not to be identified.

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Standing about 50 feet away, the witnesses can be heard just moments after Officer Darren Wilson opens fire.

The other contractor says he saw Brown running in the direction away from the police car. He then “put his hands up,” according to the man.  That’s when the witness says Wilson fired at Brown.

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Ferguson police allege that 18-year-old Brown stole cigars from a local convenience store before he was shot.

Brown’s death sparked riots throughout the St. Louis area as protestors took to the streets condemning the shooting. Police fired tear gas and arrested more than a dozen people.  Two reporters were also detained.

Watch the new cell phone video in the CNN video below.