Skip to comments.Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Struck at Least 6 Times (all in front)
Posted on 08/17/2014 8:20:29 PM PDT by kristinn
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. Browns 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 familys 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. However, that determination could change if it turns out that there is gunshot residue on Mr. Browns clothing, to which Dr. Baden did not have access.
Dr. Baden provided a diagram of the entry wounds, and noted that the six shots produced numerous wounds. Some of the bullets entered and exited several times, including one that left at least five different wounds.
This one here looks like his head was bent downward, he said, indicating the wound at the very top of Mr. Browns head. It can be because hes giving up, or because hes charging forward at the officer.
He stressed that his information does not assign blame or justify the shooting.
We need more information; for example, the police should be examining the automobile to see if there is gunshot residue in the police car,...
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And this is why Sharpton was at the memorial today telling the crowd that many “lies” would be told about Brown in the coming days.
He knew the whole story on the street was going to collapse and he’s just trying to stay ahead of it.
but the eyewitnesses all said he was shot in the back while running away.......facts are stubborn things.
Well, that seems to create as many questions as it answers. Anyone know how many total shots were fired?
Hey Man, Nice Shot!
We have enough information. Give the protesters a time limit to clear the streets, then shoot to kill.
I don’t know. But I heard that there were two shots fired while he was running away. Those didn’t hit him.
are the arm wounds consistent with ‘hands up’ on a large-build man? it doesn’t seem so?
They also said he had his hands in the air. I wonder if the autopsy can shed any light on that?
The national guard and curfew should have been there tuesday
Gee what oh what will Holder do now since he wants his own Autopsy expert to do one................. How will he change the facts???
Well, I really can’t see the GJ indicting on this since all the “witnesses” lied.
Of course the toxicology report was as clean as the driven snow...cough,cough.
How do you, icwhatudo, and Spokane ALL manage to post at the same time? Almost to the SECOND?
Bet the DOJ ME will have it he was shot in the back.
Was he waving them like he just don't care?
Unless I see compelling contradictory evidence, I am convinced by the locations of the wounds that he didn't have his hands up.
“Mr. Brown was a big man at 6-foot-4 and 292 pounds, “
Even unarmed, he is a powerful man — at 18 he is an adult, they keep referring to him as a “teenager”.