We reported last night on the release of the preliminary autopsy. But there is an important part that we wanted to highlight that we didn’t earlier.
According to the WSJ:
The teen was struck once in the top of head, once in the forehead and four times in the arm, Dr. Baden said. Some of the shots to his arm went through the limb and entered his chest and lungs, according to Dr. Baden, who served for 25 years in the medical examiner’s office in New York City and another 25 years with the New York State Police before entering private practice.
Read that again. That means that at least during the four shots to the arm, Brown’s arms were most probably down, that’s why the bullets went thru the arm and into the chest and lungs. This is the scenario that would be most consistent with the bullet spread, in a line up from the hand to the head.
Dorian Johnson said Brown was shot in the back, then he turned and had his hands up. This is not credible, not only because he wasn’t shot in the back, but because most of the shots in the arm had to be shot from the front, and therefore his hands would most likely not have been up.