Time Event
12:02 p.m. Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson reports "disturbance in progress" in Canfield Green housing complex.
12:03 p.m. Resident tweets: "I JUST SAW SOMEONE DIE OMFG"
about 12:05 p.m. Ambulance on unrelated call comes upon scene. Paramedic checks Brown for pulse, decides injuries "incompatible with life," leaves body in street.
12:08 p.m. Ferguson police call St. Louis County to report shooting.
about 12:10 p.m. Firefighter covers body with sheet.
12:51 p.m. St. Louis County homicide detectives dispatched.
1:02 p.m. Crowd grows to hundreds. Police dispatch canine units.
2:12 p.m. Shots fired on Canfield by unknown assailant.
2:14 p.m. Chief Jackson calls Code 1000, summoning police from all available jurisdictions.
2:18 p.m. Crime scene unit arrives on scene.
2:30 p.m. Driver arrives to take body to morgue. "Let's kill the police," he hears. Medical examiner's investigator also arrives; police say he can't work until crowd calms down.
2:36 p.m. Resident tweets again: "Homie still on the ground tho".
2:45 p.m. Tactical operations (SWAT) dispatched for crowd control.
3:07 p.m. Crime Scene Unit takes its first photos of the scene.
about 4 p.m. Brown's mother pleads with crowd, saying: "Please move back. All I want them to do is pick up my baby."
about 4:15 p.m. Driver loads Brown's body for five-mile trip to morgue.
4:37 p.m. Body checked into morgue.

Michael Brown was fatally shot shortly after noon. His body wasn’t removed from the street until around 4:15 p.m. Here is a timeline of what happened during those hours.