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Lawyer: Autopsy shows unarmed teen repeatedly shot

By The Associated Press

This article was originally published August 18, 2014 at 7:33 a.m. Updated August 18, 2014 at 1:14 p.m.


A protestor runs down the street to escape tear gas fired at demonstrators on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. As night fell Sunday in Ferguson, another peaceful protest quickly deteriorated after marchers pushed toward one end of a street. Police attempted to push them back by firing tear gas and shouting over a bullhorn that the protest was no longer peaceful.

FERGUSON, Mo. — A Missouri teenager fatally shot by police suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may have occurred when he put his hands up or while his back was turned to the shooter, "but we don't know," a pathologist hired by the teen's family said Monday.

An independent autopsy conducted on 18-year-old Michael Brown determined that the teen was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, according to the pathologists and the family's attorneys. Brown was shot by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, touching off a week of rancorous protests in the St. Louis suburb where police have used riot gear and tear gas.

Forensic pathologist Shawn Parcells, who assisted former New York City chief medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden during the autopsy, said a graze wound on Brown's right arm could have occurred in several ways. The teen may have had his back to the shooter, or he could have been facing the shooter with his hands above his head or in a defensive position in front of his face.

"But we don't know," Parcells said.

Witnesses have said that Brown had his hands raised above his head when he was repeatedly shot.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said no curfew will be in place early Tuesday morning, and the National Guard will have "immediate and limited" responsibilities protecting the police command center that was believed to be targeted by protesters Sunday night.

A midnight to 5 a.m. curfew had been in place the previous two nights.

Read Tuesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for more.

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tenpoint says... August 18, 2014 at 10:06 a.m.

enough is enough

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dman says... August 18, 2014 at 3:20 p.m.

Michael Baden is available to the highest/first bidder. His reports will tell you exactly what his employers want them to say.

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TGRANNY says... August 18, 2014 at 3:46 p.m.


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FreeSpiritMan says... August 18, 2014 at 4:02 p.m.

dman ...... It doesn't take a rocket scientist to count bullet holes in someone.

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FreeSpiritMan says... August 18, 2014 at 5:05 p.m.

Thank you Po I try real hard just for you.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... August 18, 2014 at 6:58 p.m.


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HalALouyah says... August 18, 2014 at 7:25 p.m.

Well if you read the entire report his buddy isn't a credible witness, he is a liar.

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