Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson described his side of his fatal altercation with unarmed teen Michael Brown in testimony to a St. Louis County grand jury last month.
The St. Louis County Prosecutor’s office released the transcripts late Monday after the grand jury decided against indicting Wilson in Brown’s death.
In his testimony, Wilson described stopping Brown on the street and alleged that Brown attacked him as he tried to exit his patrol car to confront Brown, who he believed matched the suspect in a theft. Wilson claims Brown repeatedly swung at him, and maintained “total control” of his gun once he unholstered it to defend himself.
Wilson managed to grasp Brown’s arm, he told the grand jury, saying, “When I grabbed him, the only way I can describe it is I felt like a five-year-old holding onto Hulk Hogan.”
He described two shots ringing out from his patrol car during the altercation, claiming he would be shot by his own gun during the struggle. Wilson goes on to claim that he chased Brown down the street, and fired the fatal shots once Brown turned and moved back toward him.
Read Wilson’s testimony below: