Monday, August 18, 2014
Autopsy Findings on Michael Brown
Crisis In Ferguson: Autopsy Shows Mike Brown Was Shot Six Times And Twice In The Head
The results of a private autopsy performed by a doctor on behalf of the family of slain teenager Mike Brown were released Sunday evening. Dr. Michael Baden indicated in his report that Brown was shot six times by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
Two of the gunshots were to the head, including one to the top of the skull. The skullshot was the final one delivered as it was clearly fatal. A gunshot to the top of the head seems to indicate that Brown was leaning down or on his knees when that shot was delivered.
This lends credence to eyewitness accounts that the officer shot Brown execution-style at the end of the confrontation.
Dr. Baden is well-known when it comes to autopsies. He is the former chief medical examiner for New York City. He has performed tens of thousands of autopsies in his career and also reviewed the autopsy records of John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
More on the story from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Nameless Cynic of The Swash Zone has a post up on this tragedy.