Autopsy: Ferguson Teen Shot 6 Times by Officer

A private autopsy shows Michael Brown was shot six times by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, according to a New York Times report.

From the Times:

One of the bullets entered the top of 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 New York City, 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.

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 gunshot powder was present on his body. However, that determination could change if it turns out that there is gunshot residue on Brown’s clothing, to which Baden did not have access.

Wilson shot and killed the unarmed Brown, 18, on Aug. 9. Police said the shooting occurred after a struggle with brown, but witnesses contradict that version of events, saying instead Brown had his hands up and was surrendering when he was shot.

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