Yesterday we reported on how important cadaver dog work has become to police officers and today we’ve got more news about a case that has potentially forever changed the way Americans view police. The young black man who was unarmed and shot by the police, Michael Brown was shot within close range, the latest autopsy report has disclosed.
Michael Brown Was Shot Within Close Range
Other autopsy reports have been made in the case of Ferguson native, Michael Brown and now another one has come to the attention of the media. The latest Michael Brown autopsy has revealed that Michael Brown was shot within close range, at least once.
Police officer, Darren Wilson, shot the 18-year-old six times: twice in the chest, once in his right thumb, once in the upper right arm, once in his forearm and once in his forehead. This is no news, as this piece of information was made public soon after the shooting.The killing of Michael Brown sparked heated protests in his town of Ferguson.
Now, following the most recent autopsy, it was revealed that Michael Brown was shot within close range in the right thumb. Experts were able to determine this after finding no powder burns around the wound. This usually happens when the bullet doesn’t travel too big of a distance.
New York City Chief Medical examiner, Dr. Michael Baden, performed his own private autopsy and his results were that Michael Brown wasn’t shot from close range, because the shots lacked stipple, as the doctor put it. The results of this recent autopsy only contradicts what Dr. Brown found.
It was only last week that Wilson, Brown’s killer, told investigators that the young man reached for his gun when they were fighting and that Brown had pushed him and punched his face. Brown’s tissue was found in Wilson’s car, which confirms Wilson’s statement.
The toxicology report that came with the autopsy results confirmed that Brown had pot in his system at the time of the incident.
We will provide more information about the Michael Brown case as soon as it becomes available.