Another day brings yet another disturbing development in the ongoing turmoil in Ferguson, MO, surrounding the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of a police officer. According to the New York Times, an autopsy report concludes that Brown was shot at least six times, revealing that the bullets struck him in the head, torso and arms. The autopsy report also confirms that all six shots entered the front of his body, putting to rest any speculation that Brown may have been running at the time he was shot and killed.
Further details reveal that Brown was shot at least three times in the face. Dr. Michael M. Baden, New York’s former chief medical examiner who performed the autopsy at the family’s request, described a gunshot wound he located at the top of Brown’s skull as “suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury.”
Despite not being permitted to inspect Brown’s clothing, Dr. Baden was also able to confirm that there was no gunpowder on Brown’s body, implying that Brown was not shot at close range. Although many were rightfully outraged to discover that Brown did not receive medical attention after being shot, Dr. Baden concludes that Brown still would’ve likely succumbed to his injuries.