FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – The attorney for the family of an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by police says a private autopsy confirms witness accounts that he was shot multiple times.
Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri, touching off a week of rancorous protests in the St. Louis suburb.
Lawyer Benjamin Crump says preliminary results show 18-year-old Brown was shot at least six times.
The autopsy was conducted by former New York City chief medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden. He found that one of the bullets entered the top of Brown’s skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when he suffered the fatal injury.
A pathologist hired by the Brown family says a graze wound on Brown’s right arm could have occurred in several ways. Forensic pathologist Shawn Parcells says the teen may have had his back to the shooter, or he could have been facing the shooter with his hands above his head or in a defensive position. Parcells says Brown was shot twice in the head.