USA: autopsy of African-American killed by police reveals 46 gunshot wounds

USA: autopsy of African-American killed by police reveals 46 gunshot wounds

A 25-year-old African-American, killed by police in late June after fleeing a traffic violation in a northern US city, was hit by 46 bullets, according to the results of a autopsy published on Friday.

His death, and the publication of a video of the police intervention, had provoked several days of demonstrations in Akron, this city of 190,000 inhabitants in northern Ohio.

Key findings from Jayland Walker’s autopsy were revealed Friday by the Summit County Forensic Pathology Office, where Akron is located, and reported by the local Akron Beacon Journal.

“Jayland Walker’s body has 46 gunshot wounds, including abrasions, and 15 bullet exit wounds,” according to Lisa Kohler of the Office of Forensic Medicine, quoted by the newspaper.

However, police say they could not determine which bullet killed him because twenty-six bullets were found in his body.

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