(08/27/12) - It's a story that has gained a lot of national attention over the past two weeks - now the two men who recorded the shooting of Milton Hall on a cell phone are speaking out for the first time.
Milton Hall was shot by Saginaw police in July after refusing to put down a knife in a shopping center parking lot.
Six officers fired 46 rounds. Hall was hit 10-12 times.
The Saginaw County Prosecutor is investigating the actions of the officers.
In a story you will only see on ABC12 News, the two men who recorded the shooting are talking about their decision to sell the video to CNN.
Amondo and Fontaine Allen live in Saginaw, and they both say they couldn't believe what they saw - and what they recorded.
"It was just amazing to hear that many gunshots," Amondo said.
That's how Amondo and Fontaine Allen describe what they were thinking when they watched police shoot Milton Hall. Amondo was recording the cell phone video from the driver's seat of his car, with his brother Fontaine in the passenger seat.
"It's horrifying, it's horrifying. I wouldn't wish that on anybody," Amondo said.
They say they saw police get cell phones from other people in the area, but they drove off, and they were not sure what to do with the video - a video that some people found out they had in their possession.
"I have received threatening calls," Fontaine said.
Not sure where the threats were coming from, they were reluctant to hand the video over to anyone, including police.
"And you think about in a movie, if they put the video out, what type of repercussion will come back to them, you know, and usually in the video, you have the police coming after these people," Fontaine said.
"The main thing that we were trying to do when we got the video, when we look at it and thought about it, we wanted to get it to the family," Amondo said.
Amondo says Jewel Hall, Milton Hall's mother, told him that she wanted the public to see the video. They sold the video to CNN.
"We got paid for it, but it's not really about that, it's not about the money I don't think," Amondo said.
The brothers are waiting just like everyone else on whether the investigation will reveal if the shooting was justified or if police used excessive force. They both believe regardless of the decision, there will be changes at the Saginaw Police Department.
"I bet you things will be handled differently now with the police. I bet you they do things differently. Procedures are going to be done the right way because there were too many ways they could have handled that situation," Fontaine said.
The investigation by the state police, the Saginaw County Prosecutor's office and the state's Attorney Generals office is expected to be wrapped up this week.
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