Officer Darren Wilson said that Brown reached for his gun and fought him for control of it. Wilson suffered major damage to his face during this altercation and fight for the gun. Fearing for his life, Wilson said he shot at Brown. Recent eyewitness testimony to the grand jury corroborated Wilson’s claims. Now, the official autopsy report appears to do the same.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports on the autopsy which concluded that Michael Brown was shot in the hand at close range, which supports Wilson’s story that Brown was fighting him for control of the gun. Dr. Michael Graham, St. Louis medical examiner, said that the autopsy does support that ‘there was a significant altercation at the car.”
Foreign matter on a thumb wound, according to San Francisco forensic pathologist, Dr. Judy Melinek, “supports the fact that this guy is reaching for the gun, if he has gunpowder particulate material in the wound. If he has his hand near the gun when it goes off, he’s going for the officer’s gun.”
Then again, since when do mere facts sway the minds of race hustlers?