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


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.

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

13. He then continued tweeting about the shooting.

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

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

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

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

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