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Witness live-tweeted Michael Brown's shooting

A tweet by Twitter user @ThreePharoah, who live-tweeted the shooting death of Mike Brown on Aug. 9. (Source: Twitter) A tweet by Twitter user @ThreePharoah, who live-tweeted the shooting death of Mike Brown on Aug. 9. (Source: Twitter)
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FERGUSON, MO (RNN) – A series of tweets by a possible eyewitness may chronicle the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Tweets by a Twitter user with the handle @TheePharoah, a St. Louis-area rapper, and are time stamped around the same time witnesses say the unarmed Brown was shot by a Ferguson, MO police officer, identified as 28-year-old Darren Wilson, on Aug. 9.

The tweets were curated by Rolling Stone national affairs beat writer Tim Dickinson. He's created a list of the tweets here(DISCLAIMER: The Twitter feed does contain strong language.) 

The Twitter user says he lives in an apartment on the residential street where the shooting took place, according to New York MagazineThe Twitter feed also shows pictures ofBrown's body lying in the road, taken from an apparent hiding spot behind wooden railing, possibly from his porch or a window. 

His first tweet was sent at 12:03 p.m. The encounter between Brown and Wilson occurred at 12:01 p.m. By the time a responding officer arrived at the scene at 12:04 p.m., Brown had been killed. 

The Twitter user has also tweeted that he will not answer questions from the media. 

In addition to releasing the officer's name on Friday morning, Ferguson, MO police Chief Tom Jackson released the incident report from a convenience store robbery that allegedly involves Brown.

Dorian Johnson, the man who was with Brown the day of the shooting, has told investigators that it is Brown in surveillance video from the store, his attorney told MSNBC on Friday morning.

Jackson said later on Friday that Wilson did not know that Brown was involved in a robbery prior to the shooting. 

Brown's family issued a statement in response.  

"It is no way transparent to release the still photographs alleged to be Michael Brown and refuse to release the photographs of the officer that executed him," the statement said. "The police strategy of attempting to blame the victim will not divert our attention, from being focused on the autopsy, ballistics report and the trajectory of the bullets that caused Michael's death and will demonstrate to the world this brutal execution of an unarmed teenager."

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