The FBI has questioned a man who says he recorded audio of gunfire at the time Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot dead by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, on Aug. 9.
A man who lives near the scene of the shooting says he inadvertently recorded the shots that killed Brown, his lawyer, Lopa Blumenthal, told CNN. The man, who wished to remain unidentified, was recording a video chat with a friend when gunfire rang out in the background.
Forensic audio expert Paul Ginsberg analyzed the recording and said he detected at least 10 gunshots — a cluster of six, followed by a pause, then four more.
“I was very concerned about that pause … because it’s not just the number of gunshots, it’s how they’re fired,” Blumenthal, told CNN. “And that has a huge relevance on how this case might finally end up.”
Listen to the audio in the CNN report below:
A private autopsy performed on Aug. 17 at the request of Brown’s family found that the 18-year-old was shot 6 times, including twice in the head.
Blumenthal said she learned of the man’s recording late last week from a mutual friend.
“I had to get his consent before I could reach out to the FBI,” Blumenthal said.