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Michael Brown Sr., holds up a photo of himself, at right, his son, Michael Brown, top left, and a young child during a news conference Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Jennings, Mo. Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed in a confrontation with police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo, on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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Family: Missouri shooting victim had eerie dream

  • Associated Press
  • August 12, 2014 - 11:01 PM

FERGUSON, Mo. — Relatives of a Missouri teenager who was fatally shot by a policeman say he had an eerie dream shortly before his death.

Pastor Charles Ewing said Tuesday that his nephew Michael Brown Jr. had confessed Jesus as his savior a couple of weeks before Saturday's shooting. Ewing said Brown then had a dream in which he saw a body covered by a sheet and told his family he believed the world would one day know his name.

Ewing said the public attention surrounding Brown's shooting has fulfilled that dream in a way his nephew couldn't have expected.

Relatives have described Brown as gentle despite his large size. Cousin Eric Davis said Brown quit his high school football team before playing a game because didn't want to hurt anyone.

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