Don’t expect this to get much coverage…
Ferguson protesters confront police. (The News Commenter)
The police officer involved in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson was injured during the incident.
The officer was hit and the side of his face was swollen from the confrontation.
The officer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri was injured in the alleged altercation, according to Ferguson Chief of Police Tom Jackson.
Jackson, who spoke on the phone with News 4′s Laura Hettiger Wednesday morning, said the officer “was hit” and the “side of his face was swollen.” The chief did not say if the officer suffered any broken bones.
Police said shortly after the shooting that 18-year-old Michael Brown was walking with a friend in the middle of Canfield when an officer attempted to exit his vehicle. Police said Brown pushed the officer back into the police car. According to police, Brown then entered the officer’s vehicle and a struggle ensued over the officer’s weapon. Police said during the physical altercation a shot was fired inside of the car.
Witnesses to the shooting, however, told a different story. A friend of Brown’s told News 4 Saturday they were walking on the street when the officer approached them. He said they had their arms up when police opened fire.
The officer was treated at a local hospital after the shooting.
County officials told local media the toxicology report on Michael Brown will take 4 weeks to complete.