Private Autopsy: Michael Brown Shot at Least Six Times

By Julianne Hing Aug 18, 2014

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown at least six times, twice in the head, according to a private autopsy released Sunday evening, the New York Times reported. The autopsy was performed by Dr. Michael M. Baden, a former chief medical examiner for New York City, and requested by Brown’s family.

The autopsy results were released on the same day that Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice will perform its own autopsy alongside ongoing investigation the agency is conducting into Brown’s death.

Frances Robles and Julie Bosman reported for the New York Times:

Dr. Baden said that while Mr. Brown was shot at least six times, only three bullets were recovered from his body. But he has not yet seen the X-rays showing where the bullets were found, which would clarify the autopsy results. Nor has he had access to witness and police statements.

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. Brown’s head. "It can be because he’s giving up, or because he’s charging forward at the officer."