And update on the Ferguson unrest this week revealed that officer Darren Wilson suffered facial fractures in the scuffle with 18-year-old Michael Brown that led to the teen’s death.
Last week Wilson was revealed as the officer who fired the fatal shots during a reported fight with Wilson. Sources in St. Louis including those in the district attorney’s office confirmed to the Gateway Pundit that Wilson suffered an “orbital blowout fracture to the eye socket.”
The news came after an autopsy revealed that Michael Brown was shot six times from some distance. The report seemed to confirm the account of many witnesses that Darren Wilson’s account of the scuffle was correct and that he was being attacked by Brown.
From the New York Times:
“One of the bullets entered the top of Mr. Brown’s skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury, according to Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York, who flew to Missouri on Sunday at the family’s request to conduct the separate autopsy. It was likely the last of bullets to hit him, he said.
Mr. Brown, 18, was also shot four times in the right arm, he said, adding that all four bullets were fired into his front.”
Though many believe the autopsy justified Darren Wilson in shooting Michael Brown, the results led to more unrest in Ferguson. Protesters took to the streets again over the weekend, leading to National Guard troops being sent in an attempt to quell rioting. Two men were shot, and police arrested 31 people, including some as far away as California and New York.
“We can’t have this,” said Capt. Ronald S. Johnson, the Highway Patrol official, displayed two guns and a Molotov cocktail that had been seized from rioters. “We do not want to lose another life.”
The revelation about officer Darren Wilson re-ignited many in the crowd, with more unrest expected.
As the rioting continues in Ferguson, President Obama said that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. would travel to the city on Wednesday to meet with FBI agents conducting federal civil rights investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown.