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Legal defense fund for Darren Wilson grows through crowdsourcing

Support grows for Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. (Source: Ferguson City Council/CNN) Support grows for Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. (Source: Ferguson City Council/CNN)

(CNN) – According to the website GoFundMe.com, a defense fund established to support Ferguson, MO Police Officer Darren Wilson is now over $146,000 and it's going up fast.

Wilson is the officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Police say Brown tried to grab Wilson's weapon and charged at him. Witnesses have said Brown was trying to get away from Wilson and put his hands in the air, as Wilson fired on him.

According to GoFundMe.com, all proceeds will be sent directly to Darren Wilson and his family for any financial needs they may have, including legal fees.

Meanwhile, rallies in support of Wilson are being organized on social media.

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