Allegedly, the story goes like this.
Michael Brown (a black teenager) and his black friend are walking down the middle of the street. White cop stops them and tells them to “Get the f— on the sidewalk.” Then the cop drives forward a ways, stops, backs up, and almost hits the two black kids.
Cop opens his door, and he’s so close to MB that it hits MB, and the door slams back shut. Cop then grabs MB by the neck, proclaims “I’m gonna shoot you”, then shoots and it hits him. MB runs about ten yards away, then turns around, holds his hand in the air, saying “I’m not armed” and the cop pumps another ten rounds into him.
This is, of course, the friend’s version of the story. The police have yet to tell their version of the story.
But the fact that MB was unarmed is undisputed. Plus, the kid’s body did fall ten yards away from where the cop car was. And the officer went through medical treatment for “a swollen face”.