A preliminary autopsy report for Mike Brown, the unarmed 18 year old teenager who was shot by St. Louis police, concludes he was shot at least six times.
According to Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the city of New York, Brown was struck at the top of his head suggesting that the 6’4 teen was bent forward at the time of the shooting and that was most likely the last and fatal shot.
According to the New York Times,Baden, who flew to Missouri to conduct the autopsy, Brown was shot four times in his arm, which suggests he was shot in the front.
Attorney General Eric Holder said a second autopsy would be conducted by the Justice Department as well as local officials due to “the extraordinary circumstances involved in this case and at the request of the Brown family” a spokesman for the department said.
Mike Brown was shot and killed Aug. 9 after a confrontation with police, which has resulted in nights of peaceful protests, as well as looking. The police department have been under scrutiny due to their inability to reveal details surrounding the shooting, the militarization of the police as well as withholding the name of Officer Darren Wilson, the officer responsible for shooting Mike Brown.