Family’s Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Shot at Least Six Times, Twice in the Head, Not at Close Range
The New York Times has details tonight on the autopsy performed on Michael Brown’s body at the family’s request, and it shows that Brown was struck by bullets at least 6 times — twice in the head.
And the absence of gunpowder residue on his body strongly suggests that he was not close to the police officer when he was shot.
FERGUSON, Mo. — Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by a police officer, sparking protests around the nation, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy performed on Sunday found.
One of the bullets entered the top of Mr. Brown’s skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury, according to Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York, who flew to Missouri on Sunday at the family’s request to conduct the separate autopsy. It was likely the last of bullets to hit him, he said.
Mr. Brown, 18, was also shot four times in the right arm, he said, adding that all the bullets were fired into his front.
The bullets did not appear to have been shot from very close range because no gunpowder was present on his body.