Autopsy: Missouri teen not shot in back

Protests in Ferguson, MO - August 13, 2014

FERGUSON, Missouri– An autopsy done by a national expert, and requested by the family of Michael Brown, found the 18-year-old was not shot in the back.

Despite several people saying Brown was running away with his hands up, Dr. Michael Baden found all six entry wounds were to the front of his body with two hitting his head according to The New York Times.

The front wounds contradict reports Brown was shot in the back while running.

The last two shots were likely the ones to Brown’s head and stopped him according to Baden.

The wound reportedly suggests Brown’s head was bent forward.

The autopsy could support a witness account heard on a video posted to YouTube.

At about 6:50 in the recording a person says Brown ran from the officer, then as the officer exited his vehicle with his gun, Brown turned and ran back at officer Darren Wilson.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has approved another autopsy on Brown’s body, the Justice Department said.

The autopsy will be conducted by a federal medical examiner.

After another night of violence and looting, the National Guard has been deployed to Ferguson.


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