National Guard Called To Ferguson; Brown Autopsy Finds Six Bullet Wounds


Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old whose shooting by a police officer set off more than a week of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., was struck by at least six bullets, including two to the head, says a former New York City medical examiner. The autopsy results came as a march protesting Brown’s Aug. 9 death erupted in chaos Sunday night when police forced back demonstrators in a cloud of smoke and a hail of sizzling canisters, the Wall Street Journal Reports. One person was shot and seven were arrested for failing to disperse early Sunday morning, when an encounter between police and protesters became violent. This morning, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered National Guard troops into the city to restore calm, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Michael Baden, who conducted a second, private autopsy Sunday for the Brown family, said head wounds were the likely cause of death. “There were at least six entry wounds, there might have been seven, but we’ll have to correlate that with what was found in the first autopsy,” he said. The first autopsy was conducted by the St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s office. The U.S. Justice Department has ordered its own autopsy.

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