Owen's book "No Easy Day" provides a detailed first-person account of the bin Laden raid and at times contradicts the "official" version.
Owen said he was just behind the team's "point man" who unknowingly was the first to shoot the terror leader.
"We were less than five steps from getting to the top when I heard suppressed shots. BOP. BOP," Owen writes. "I couldn't tell from my position if the rounds hit the target or not. The man disappeared into the room."
It wasn't until several SEAL Team Six members entered the room that Owen learned some of the first shots hit their mark and that Osama bin Laden was the man bleeding and twitching on the ground with an apparent shot to the head. Still, Owen and another SEAL pointed their laser sights at his chest and "fired several rounds."
"The bullets tore into him, slamming his body into the floor until he was motionless."
Unlike the White House characterization that bin Laden had "resisted" before he was killed, Owen's account describes a scene in which the terror leader never appeared to have the chance.