The Wall Street Journal reports that At the request of the Brown family, former New York Medical Examiner and renowned physician Dr. Michael Baden conducted a supplemental autopsy on Michael Brown.
The Baden autopsy found that Brown was shot 6 times. His cause of death were two bullets to the head. Crucially, the Baden Autopsy found that NONE of the bullets entered from the rear: all wounds were received facing Officer Darren Wilson.
As important, the autopsy suggest that Brown did NOT have his hands up (don’t shoot). Of the six bullets which hit Brown, two struck him in the head and FOUR (!) struck him in the arm, with some of the shots PENETRATING THE ARM AND TRAVELING ON THROUGH THE CHEST, PIERCING HIS LUNGS.” This would seem to at least cast some doubt on whether or not Brown had his arms raised in surrender.
The fact that Brown was shot in the top of the head shows that he was likely bumrushing Officer Wilson.
From the WSJarticle: “Some of the shots to his arm went through the limb and entered his chest and lungs, according to Dr. Baden, who served for 25 years in the medical examiner’s office in New York City and another 25 years with the New York State Police before entering private practice.”
Michael Brown was shot in the front – Not in the back.
The New York Times released details of the autopsy tonight.
Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by a police officer, sparking protests around the nation, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy performed on Sunday found.
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.
The bullets did not appear to have been shot from very close range because no gunpowder was present on his body.
Grambling State students pose for a group – “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” – shot on campus in support of Michael Brown.
They may want to take this photo down.