BREAKING: Cop’s side of the story comes out, says Michael Brown punched officer in face, went for his gun…

CNN is reporting that a friend of Darren Wilson, whom he confided in with his side of the story before the rioting and looting began in Ferguson on the day of the shooting, called into a radio station and gave Wilson’s side the story.

According to CNN, a source with knowledge of the investigation says that this version of the story matches the official account given by Darren Wilson.

Here is what the caller, identified only as ‘Josi’, said in the interview as she recounted how Brown was aggressive with the officer from the beginning, going for his gun, punching him in the face, taunting him and finally bum-rushing the officer full speed:

She says the boys were walking in the street. [Wilson] rolled the window down and told them to get out of the street. He may have called for backup when he pulled over. He heard the call for the strong-arm robbery and saw the teens carrying something that might have been cigars. He pulled over and when he tried to get out of the car twice he was pushed back into the car by Michael.  

Michael then punched him in the face and Darren reached for his gun. Michael grabbed the gun, and at one point, had the gun pushed against Darren’s hip so Darren pushed the gun away and the gun went off.  Michael and his friend ran and Darren got out of the car and pursued, as is protocol.

He told them to freeze and Michael and his friend turned around. Michael started to taunt him and said he wouldn’t shoot him and said he wouldn’t shoot him, meaning he wouldn’t shoot Michael. Michael then bum rushed him and started coming at him full-speed, so Darren started shooting. She said that Darren really thinks he was on something. He said the final shot was in the forehead and he fell two or three feet in front of the officer.

Here’s the report from CNN:

A source with knowledge of the investigation — this is what we have learned — into the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting of Michael Brown says that the account of a caller to St. Louis radio station, KTFK, matches the account of officer Darren Wilson as to what happened at the time of the shooting, Brooke.

The caller to the radio station identified only as “Josi” told listeners she knew officer Wilson’s side of the story in detail. She said she laid out Wilson’s account, and I’m going to summarize it below. We’ll get the audio for you later on, so be patient. Here’s what she says.

She says the boys were walking in the street. He rolled the window down and told them to get out of the street. He may have called for backup when he pulled over. He heard the call for the strong-arm robbery and saw the teens carrying something that might have been cigars. He pulled over and when he tried to get out of the car twice he was pushed back into the car by Michael.  Michael then punched him in the face, and Darren reached for his gun. Michael grabbed the gun, and at one point, had the gun pushed against Darren’s hip so Darren pushed the gun away and the gun went off.  Michael and his friend ran and Darren got out of the car and pursued, as is protocol. He told them to freeze and  Michael and his friend turned around. Michael started to taunt him and said he wouldn’t shoot him and said he wouldn’t shoot him, meaning he wouldn’t shoot Michael. Michael then bum rushed him and started coming at him full-speed, so Darren started shooting. She said that Darren really thinks he was on something. He said the final shot was in the forehead and he fell two or three feet in front of the officer.

The source with detailed knowledge of the investigation into the shooting told CNN that this account is accurate. The source declined to add anymore detail and again, we’re going to have the audio of this radio interview com up here on CNN, but here is the bottom line.

I want to read this again. The caller into the radio station, into KTFK, says that  Michael — that the officer here, Darren Wilson, gave her the account, she gave the radio station the account. A source with detailed knowledge of the investigation, into the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of Michael Brown says that the account of a caller to St. Louis radio station, KTFK, matches the account of officer Darren Wilson as to what happened at the time of the shooting. The caller to the radio station identified, Brooke, only as ‘Josi’, told listeners she knew officer Wilson’s side of the story in detail. She laid out Wilson’s account, which I have just summarized for you. There you have it, Brooke.

UPDATE: The audio of the interview is below and it’s from Dana Loesch’s radio show:

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