Twitter user @TheePharoah — who identifies as a St. Louis area rapper — live-tweeted the police killing of Michael Brown on Saturday.
When another Twitter user asked about the photo, @TheePharoah said police shot Brown seven times, including twice in the back.
He then continued tweeting about the shooting.
As the day went on, @TheePharoah began tweeting about the gathering mourners and the growing police presence.
He also tweeted about the unrest that engulfed the neighborhood during the following days.
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.
Jim Dalrymple is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.
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