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”.
>> In my capacity as the forensic examiner for the New York State Police, I would say, Youre not supposed to shoot so many times, said Dr. Baden
Thomas Sowell had an excellent essay on “The Bullet Counters” some years ago.
OK, Doc - someone who is 100# heavier has a bead on you. How many rounds are OK? 1? 2? (Hint: STFU.)
If the nipple injury and the bicep injury are associated, then we know his arms were down.
Seems very unlikely that you’d get 4 right arm hits with the arms raised.
Seems much more likely that they were down or in the running position, and the officer’s aim was poor while trying for center mass.
Fits firing at a charging suspect, with the last shot hitting the top of the head as he fell.
That's almost a certainty.
Two shots at a charging suspect, he keeps coming, fire some more.
The sheer number of bullets and the way they were scattered all over his body showed this police officer had a brazen disregard for the very people he was supposed to protect in that community, Mr. Crump said. We want to make sure people understand what this case is about: This case is about a police officer executing a young unarmed man in broad daylight.
The wounds look consistent with arms at the side. However, the fatal wound - the one to the head - could have come after he gave up or not. One cannot tell.
No shot in the back and he wasn’t holding his arms up in the air either. His partner in crime (witness) is a liar.
Good catch, doesn’t look like “hands up”.
Baden and his wife condemned, tried and convicted George Zimmerman from day 1. His wife was on that filthy HLN nightly prior and during trial.
He has an agenda here
What you said.
And I’ll add that if the police tell me to stop and hit the ground... I may not like it...but I will. But that’s just me.
From what I read, there was a shot (don’t know if Brown was hit) in or near the police car and then Brown started running off and the cop got out of the car and yelled to freeze and Brown turned around and charged the cop and the cop fired several shots as Brown charged him until Brown was stopped. Apparently it took several hits before Brown actually stopped.
It was the last shot, fired as he fell. One can tell by the trajectory through the body.
Fits the accounts of a charging suspect.
Only the two head shots might have stopped him. That's the general idea, isn't it?
If real life is anything like TV, they should be able to.
Old enough to vote you’re an adult.
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It would seem they were down as the ME said that several bullets entered and exited and entered again, that seems almost impossible if the arms were up.
You may know that, but the guy doing the autopsy apparently does not.
You are correct.
So now he's an expert on Police work? He needs to STFU and stick to what he does best.
Scanner reporting many shots fired call, looting, fires, and a Ferguson PD car was just rammed.
That may be in part why he kept coming, only one immediately lethal looking wound.
(of course toxicology may reveal more reasons)
You shall do unto them as they thought to do.
(It’s a bitch when the penalty is death.)
I'd recommend extensive dry firing, followed up by some range time.
A great win all the way around - banger pushing up daisies and overdue public questions about militarized cops with too much kook gear.
Thanks Mr. Rogers and Beadcounter.
The torso shots are only to the right marginal side of the body.
Might that be indicative the officer may have primarily intended a drop shot and not a lethal (center mass) shot?
Article says six shots, some of which exited and entered again. Four of the six shots hit Brown’s right arm.
Seems to me that Wilson was trying hard to wound but not kill Brown, aiming at his arm at first.
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