We are getting a fuller picture of the man who fired the shot that provoked the chaos. His name is officer Darren Wilson and he has now gone into hiding. ABC's Steve osunsami is covering that angle.... See More
We are getting a fuller picture of the man who fired the shot that provoked the chaos. His name is officer Darren Wilson and he has now gone into hiding. ABC's Steve osunsami is covering that angle. Reporter: Tonight, we're seeing him for the first time. Officer Darren Wilson is just 28 years old, here in February accepting an award for "Extraordinary effort in the line of duty." His proud father posted the picture on Facebook and wrote, "Congratulations, son." On Tuesday, he posted this note asking for prayers for the 6-year police veteran. "Put a covering of protection over our family member, please." Neighbors say officer Wilson left his St. Louis home early last week. He was a gentleman, quiet officer. He is and has been an excellent officer for the police department. It's devastating, absolutely devastating. He didn't intend for any of this to happen. Reporter: It's an entirely different picture than what witnesses say they saw last Saturday in this exclusive video. They done killed the brother, man. The police done killed a brother. Reporter: They say Wilson cursed and yelled at Michael brown and his friend for walking in the street, started shooting out of this police SUV, and kept firing at brown even after he put his hands up and then begged for his life. Police are saying there was a fight. People marching the streets tell us it will take more than giving up Wilson's identity to bring this city peace. You said that giving out the name, handing over the name, giving more details, it doesn't end there? No. It doesn't end until there's a conviction. He's got to stand accountable for what he did. Reporter: Prosecutors investigating the shooting say it could be weeks before they decide if there are any charges. There are three autopsies scheduled, for the county, the family and now for the department of justice, who's here investigating possible civil rights violations. Early results from the first autopsy show brown died of multiple gunshot wounds. I talked to police today who tell me they're still getting death threats daily from around the country , but now they're also getting calls of support and concern for the officer. Dan. I want to get your thoughts on a powerful moment from earlier today. We're going to show you a clip at captain Johnson speaking at today's church service. When this is over, I'm going to go in my son's room. My black son. Who wears his pants sagging and wears his hat docked to the side. Got tattoos on his arm. But that's my baby. Quite a home. The man in charge of security striking a cord with the audience. There in Ferguson. Do you think there's any chance this personal connection will ensure that the streets behind you are calmer tonight? Reporter: You know, I'm not sure, Dan. I see two groups here. I see the parents who were in church today on Sunday who are demonstrating during the day and then I see a completely different group that shows up at night. He was certainly speaking to those parents and families. From where he lived. Dan. Steve osunsami in Ferguson for us once again. Thank you. We turn to the other
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