An autopsy conducted privately at the request of Michael Brown’s family shows he was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, the New York Times reports.
The autopsy was performed Sunday by a former chief medical examiner for the City of New York. It finds the 18-year-old was shot four times in the right arm and all shots were fired into the front of his body.
One of the bullets entered the top of Brown’s skull, which Doctor Michael Baden says suggests his head was bent forward when it struck him, and it caused a fatal injury. It was likely the last shot to hit him.
The report said no gunpowder was found on the body. Baden didn’t have access to Brown’s clothing.
Baden stressed that his findings do not assign blame, nor justify the shooting.
Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. said on Sunday that the Justice Department would conduct its own autopsy of Brown.
Brown’s death has prompted protests through the past week in Ferguson, some of which have turned violent and included looting and property damage.