A Witness To The Police Shooting Of Michael Brown Live-Tweeted The Entire Event

“I JUST SAW SOMEONE DIE OMFG”

AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Huy Mach

Michael Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden and other mourners Aug. 9.

2. Twitter user @TheePharoah — who identifies as a St. Louis area rapper — live-tweeted the police killing of Michael Brown on Saturday.

5. Minutes later, he tweeted this picture with the caption “Fuckfuck fuck,” then replied to another Twitter user that Brown “was running” when he was shot.

@TheePharoah why did they shoot him?

— m a r v a l a c e (@_amourlace)

@_amourlace no reason! He was running!

— Bruh. (@TheePharoah)

8. When another Twitter user asked about the photo, @TheePharoah said police shot Brown seven times, including twice in the back.

@TheePharoah nah u gone be cool, u just ain't gone forget that, so the boys shot him?

— DIGITAL ERA (@SLIKK_DARKO)

@SLIKK_DARKO yeah man. 7 times i think

— Bruh. (@TheePharoah)

@TheePharoah from behind ?

— DIGITAL ERA (@SLIKK_DARKO)

@SLIKK_DARKO the first two was, the next 5 werent, he turned around

— Bruh. (@TheePharoah)

13. He then continued tweeting about the shooting.

Bruh omfg this shit just happened! I was just outside.

— Bruh. (@TheePharoah)

Its blood all over the street, niggas protesting nshit. There is police tape all over my building. I am stuck in here omg

— Bruh. (@TheePharoah)

Bruh. Im so upset

— Bruh. (@TheePharoah)

I saw it happen man..

— Bruh. (@TheePharoah)

Im over the initial shock, but gahdamn

— Bruh. (@TheePharoah)

Just got told to stay inside. Scene will be clear hopefully in a couple hours.

— Bruh. (@TheePharoah)

20. As the day went on, @TheePharoah began tweeting about the gathering mourners and the growing police presence.

Bruh they chanting we gon.be on.the news smh

— Bruh. (@TheePharoah)

The dead dude dad out.here tripping

— Bruh. (@TheePharoah)

Nigga got an AR

— Bruh. (@TheePharoah)

They got the whole ferguson department AND county brown on my street

— Bruh. (@TheePharoah)

Homie still on the ground tho

— Bruh. (@TheePharoah)

The street clean nshit. They doing a big ass prayer right now.

— Bruh. (@TheePharoah)

27. He also tweeted about the unrest that engulfed the neighborhood during the following days.

Smoke and gas coming down Canfield... making it hard to breathe.

— Bruh. (@TheePharoah)

Coughs and sneezes from all directions. I got a headache nshit. Gunshots ringing.

— Bruh. (@TheePharoah)

Hella gunshots.

— Bruh. (@TheePharoah)

Its crazy that this is happening in my city, my neighborhood, my street. Its too much to take in. #Ferguson

— Bruh. (@TheePharoah)

32. Eventually, @TheePharoah pulled back, resisting the increased notoriety his tweets had garnered.

Fuck being twitter famous, this fucking with my life.

— Bruh. (@TheePharoah)

Dear media, please dont ask me questions. I will tell you i know nothing.

— Bruh. (@TheePharoah)

BuzzFeed attempted to reach @TheePharoah on Friday, but did not receive a response.

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