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FBI Probing Alleged Audio of Michael Brown Shooting

Ferguson Community Continues To Demonstrate Over Police Shooting Death Of Michael Brown
Roses are seen in a memorial setup for Michael Brown on the spot where his body lay after he was shot by police, Aug. 22, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Joe Raedle—Getty Images

Autopsy reports say that Brown was shot at least six times, but up to 11 shots are heard on the recording

Prosecutors say the FBI is trying to validate an audio recording that allegedly captured the police shooting of Michael Brown—including what sounds like a volley of six shots, a brief pause, and then another four or five shots.

The unidentified man who made the recording says he was using a phone app to create a video text message at the same time the unarmed 18-year-old was killed in a midday confrontation with a cop in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, according to his lawyer, Lopa Blumenthal…

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