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Fox Source: Officer Wilson Badly Beaten by Michael Brown Before Shooting

Darren Wilson, officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, was beaten nearly unconscious by Brown, according to a Fox News report.

Citing “a source close” to the police department’s “top brass,” the report said Wilson suffered a fracture to his eye socket and was taken to the hospital with half his face swollen.

More from the report:

According to the well-placed source, Wilson was coming off another case in the neighborhood on Aug. 9 when he ordered Michael Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson to stop walking in the middle of the road because they were obstructing traffic. However, the confrontation quickly escalated into physical violence, the source said..

“They ignored him and the officer started to get out of the car to tell them to move,” the source said. “They shoved him right back in, that’s when Michael Brown leans in and starts beating Officer Wilson in the head and the face.

[Image via WBAL-TV]

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