The coroner’s report of Michael Brown showed that he was shot six times in the front. According to the report by famed coroner Michael Baden, 18-year-old unarmed Michael Brown was shot twice in the head and four times in the right arm. On Saturday, August 9, Brown a recent high school graduate, was walking home with his friend in the middle of the street in Ferguson, Missouri. The two youths were stopped by police for jaywalking. They continued to walk and then run after being boxed-in by the police cars. When told to stop Michael Brown stopped, raised his arms in the surrender position and knelt down. Ferguson Police Officer, Darren Wilson opened fire, resulting in six shots into Michael Brown while kneeling with his head down.
Michael Baden is the host of HBO’s Autopsy and Forensic Science Contributor for Fox News. He was also involved with the autopsies of President John F. Kennedy, O. J. Simpson and Medgar Evers. Baden was hired by the family of Michael Brown to conduct a private autopsy. Baden found that the fatal bullet was probably the one that struck Brown in the top of the head which indicated that he his head was bowed forward. All six of the bullets seemed to have been shot from a distance however this will be corroborated when Michael Brown’s clothing are examined for gunpowder. Dr. Baden did not have access to Michael Brown’s clothing at the time of the autopsy. In addition to the local autopsy and the private autopsy at the request of the Brown family, another autopsy will be performed at the request of Attorney General Eric Holder because of the unusual circumstances.
Michael Brown’s body laid on the ground after the shooting for hours in the sweltering heat. An EMT wanted to do CPR on Michael Brown right after Wilson shot the young man however the EMT was not allowed. Peaceful demonstrations of hundreds of Ferguson residents and other sympathizers have been exacerbated by the Ferguson Police who has fired on the crowds and arrested many. The town of Ferguson is now under Marshall Law. The streets are being patrolled by armored military weapons and foreign countries are sending in their war correspondents, indicating they consider the United States at war against peaceful protesters. Residents must be off the street by midnight however according to reports from CNN the curfew has gone into effect hours earlier. Michael Brown was to begin college this week.