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Ferguson Grand Jury Witness: 'By The Time I Saw His Hands In The Air, He Got Shot'

A man runs from a police car that is set on fire after a group of protesters vandalize the vehicle after the announcement of
A man runs from a police car that is set on fire after a group of protesters vandalize the vehicle after the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

After the Ferguson grand jury voted not to indict officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown, Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch released a trove of evidence presented to the jury.

One of documents released to the public was the testimony of "Witness 16," who said she saw Brown get shot by Wilson while the 18-year-old had his "Hands in the air."

"By the time that I saw him have his hands in the air, he got shot," the witness said. "I heard two shots like specifically in my head I saw those two shots. And he dropped down like kinda drop hands first, then knee, then face and everything else."

The witness also said she never saw Brown move toward Wilson "at any time."

Another witness, apparently one of Brown's friends, told a similar story.

"I seen my best friend in the middle of the street with his hands in the air and he said, 'Please don't shoot me.' The officer got out of his car and shot him," Witness 35 said. "I seen him in the middle of the street with his hands up. I seen an officer. I couldn't even tell you what the man looked like. I seen him exit his car, shoot him in his head and then he shot him eight more times."

Witness 35 said Wilson told his cousin to "run for his life" and then shot Brown in the head.

"Police cruiser was right behind him and Michael Brown was right there with his hands up and the officer was in front of him, like he got out of the car. He had, he got out of his car and walked up to him and looked him in his eye and he told my cousin to run for his life and he shot [Brown] In his head."

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