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Another Witness in Michael Brown Shooting Found Dead

teleSUR | December 8, 2014

Another witness of the shooting of Michael Brown has been found dead in a dry channel near River Des Peres in Misssouri, local authorities confirmed.

The man has been identified as 23-year-old Shawn Gray, a black man who testified during the grand jury proceedings over the killing of Brown by former police officer Darren Wilson.

According to relatives and friends, Gray was last seen leaving a restaurant on Thanksgiving Day. The manner and cause of his death are pending autopsy results. However, his family is demanding answers and say the death could have been premeditated murder.

Another witness DeAndre Joshua, also a young black man, was found shot dead and his car was torched outside the same neighborhood where Brown was killed.

Two witnesses of the Brown shooting have now been found dead under suspicious circumstances, while local authorities have not announced any leads in either case, and the press has provided minimal coverage.

The police murders of black young men in recent months has provided a stark reminder to the world of the harsh reality faced by many black communities in the United States. Their deaths exposed the continued persecution of black people.

Mass protests against these injustices have taken place across the country. Protesters are demanding justice for black lives lost at the hands of state sanctioned violence, with over 100 days of peaceful protest ranging from #HandsUpWalkOut and solidarity days with Ferguson.

See a collection of teleSUR analysis, video, and news pieces on the issue of, and resistance to police racism in the United States.

December 8, 2014 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Subjugation - Torture | ,


  1. And Joshua was very likely someone who had confirmed Officer Wilson’s version of the incident but was afraid to testify knowing that the black “community” would seek retribution, yes?

    I think the sad truth is that news outlets could post stories of violent murders by black “youth” on a daily basis. Lots of lots of black on white crimes that just are not considered news but which, like the black on black crimes, contribute to fact that blacks are more likely to be killed by police than whites or asians.


    Comment by aj | December 8, 2014 | Reply

  2. Snopes says nope:


    Comment by glr | December 9, 2014 | Reply

  3. Snopes says this story is false Care to comment?


    Comment by Jimmy | December 9, 2014 | Reply

    • I find it odd that Snopes cites the Globe:

      “names of the witnesses were kept secret, and anyone who disclosed that information would face a misdemeanor charge.”

      Then in the very same post Snopes cites the NYT:

      “McCulloch’s office, which remained tight-lipped about the Wilson investigation, confirmed that Joshua didn’t offer testimony during the proceedings.”

      Then they cite a Find Shawn Grey facebook page claiming that:

      “Shawn was not part of the Mike Brown case. He was a good kid”

      Could this “family” not want to be involved in something that is getting peopled offed? It sounds more like there position is “prove it”.

      Besides, whether or not he already testified is not so important as what he might have known.

      Snopes analysis is not that reliable itself, and should be considered suspect.

      At this time, teleSUR is sticking by the report.


      Comment by aletho | December 9, 2014 | Reply

  4. this is a bull shit lie I hope his family sues all these internet news shit , Shawn had nothing to do with any of this all this is doing is causing his family more grief , leave them alone go peddle your shit stirring articles some where else


    Comment by pa | December 9, 2014 | Reply

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