michael brown autopsy bullet wounds illustration

Michael Brown bullet entry illustration from autopsy

The results from an autopsy done on Michael ‘Mike’ Brown are in.

The preliminary private postmortem procedure performed on Sunday show that the unarmed black teenager, killed by Ferguson, MO police officer Darren Wilson, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, reports the NY Times.

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

Mr. Brown, 18, was also shot four times in the right arm, he said, adding that all the bullets were fired into his front.
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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. Brown’s clothing, to which Dr. Baden did not have access.

As we reported earlier, on Sunday Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said  that the Justice Department would conduct its own autopsy, in addition to the one performed by local officials and this private one. A Justice Dept. spokesperson  explained that the action was being taken due to the “extraordinary circumstances involved in this case and at the request of the Brown family.”

Read MORE of this report at NY Times.