REPORT: Michael Brown Autopsy Shows Teen Was Struck at Least 6 Times
FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) - The New York Times is reporting that a preliminary private autopsy performed on Michael Brown shows the 18-year-old was shot at least six times, including twice in the head.
Dr. Michael Baden flew to Missouri on Sunday at the request of the family to conduct the separate autopsy.
Baden told The New York Times that one of the bullets entered the top of Brown’s skull, which suggests that his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury. He told the paper it was likely the last of bullets to hit him.
Baden said Brown was also shot four times in the right arm, adding that all the bullets were fired into his front.
According to the paper, Baden said that the bullets did not appear to have been shot from a very close range because there was no gunpowder present on the body. He said that could change if there is gunshot residue on Brown’s clothing, which Baden did not have access to.
Baden also provided a diagram of the entry wounds, which can be viewed on The New York Times website.
Baden reviewed the autopsies of both President John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Earlier today, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asked the Justice Department to arrange an autopsy on the body of Brown by a federal medical examiner, citing the “extraordinary circumstances involved in this case.”
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