St. Louis TV station KSDK is reporting that 90 minutes in advance of another midnight curfew, police have swiftly moved through another line of protesters who were throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails. Once of the KSDK reporters is quoting one police officer that multiple shots were fired by rioters, though there are no reports of injuries. This as nytimes.com has just reported that an autopsy performed by Dr. Michael M. Baden, New York City’s former medical examiner at the request of Michael Brown’s parents, shows that he was shot “at least six times” . . .
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.
Tonight’s continued rioting occurred before the autopsy results were reported. How the reports will affect activity in the streets is anyone’s guess, but it’s hard to believe the still indeterminate results will calm the situation at all.
Dr. Baden provided a diagram of the entry wounds, and noted that the six shots produced numerous wounds. Some of the bullets entered and exited several times, including one that left at least five different wounds.
“This one here looks like his head was bent downward,” he said, indicating the wound at the very top of Mr. Brown’s head. “It can be because he’s giving up, or because he’s charging forward at the officer.”
He stressed that his information does not assign blame or justify the shooting.
[h/t Dirk Diggler]