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CNN Source: Story Corroborating Officer's Account Is Accurate

LEMON: The caller to the radio station, identified only as "Josie," told listeners she knew officer Wilson's side of the story, and in detail she laid out Wilson's account. Here is is in its entirety:

FRIEND OF DARREN WILSON: He rolled his window down and said, "Come on guys, get out of the street." They refused to do it and were yelling back that they were almost where they were going, and there was some cussing involved. And then he just kept rolling up, and he pulled over, and I believe at that point he called for backup, but I'm not sure.

I know he pulled up ahead of them, and he was watching them, and then he gets the call in that there was a strong-arm robbery, and they give the description, and he's looking at them, and they've got something in their hands that looks like it could be the cigars or whatever. So he goes in reverse back to them, tries to get out of his car, they slam his door shut violently. He said Michael did. And then he opened his car again and tried to get out, and as he's trying to stand up Michael just bum-rushes him, just shoves him back into the car, punching him in the face.

Then Darren grabs for his gun, Michael grabs the gun. At one point he got the gun totally turned against his hip, and Darren shoves it away, and the gun goes off. Michael takes off with his friend. They get to be about 35 feet away, and Darren's first protocol is to pursue, so he stands up and yells, "Freeze" Michael and his friend turn around, and Michael starts taunting him, "Oh, what are you going to do about it? You're not going to shoot me."

And then he says all the sudden he just started to bum rush him. He just started coming at him full speed, and so he just started shooting, and he just kept coming. So he really thinks he was on something, because he just kept coming. It was unbelievable. And then so he finally ended up, the final shot was in the forehead, and then he fell about two to three feet in front of the officer.

LEMON: None of this is to be taken as fact. Just like any eye-witness, it is their account. This is her account, but the source does say--a source with detailed knowledge of this investigation into the shooting--tells CNN that the account is accurate. A souce with detailed knowledge of the investigation into the shooting told CNN that the account is accurate. The source declined to add detail. So, there you have it. This is someone who is allegedly friends with the officer, and allegedly this story was conveyed from Darren Wilson to her before all of the uproar over this, before all of the protests. He conveyed this story to her in the initial hours after that deadly shooting. And now you have heard from his side of the story from someone who alleges to be his friend.

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