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Autopsy Of Michael Brown Released; Suggests He Was Shot At Close Range

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As the protests in Ferguson rage on, the St. Louis County Medical Examiner has released the official autopsy report for slain teenager Michael Brown.

The results do not necessarily help bring clarity to what transpired on August 9, leading to officer Darren Wilson shooting and killing Mike Brown. But it appears that there was a struggle in close range that led to the first shot being fired. However, there is no explanation for the next five shots that entered Brown’s body.

The St. Louis medical examiner, Dr. Michael Graham, who is not part of the official investigation, reviewed the autopsy report for the newspaper. He said Tuesday that it “does support that there was a significant altercation at the car.”

Graham said the examination indicated a shot traveled from the tip of Brown’s right thumb toward his wrist. The official report notes an absence of stippling, powder burns around a wound that indicate a shot fired at relatively short range.

But Graham said, “Sometimes when it’s really close, such as within an inch or so, there is no stipple, just smoke.”

Darren Wilson still roams the earth as a free man while we wait to see what will come next after nearly 3 months of protests.

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