Expert: Six shots was five shots too many

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Posted on August 18, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 18 at 11:20 AM

(CBS) – A forensic expert says that preliminary autopsy results of Michael Brown’s body indicates the teenager was facing the Ferguson police officer when the shots were fired.

Professor Lawrence Kobilinsky of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice appeared on the CBS This Morning show and said the biggest revelation from the initial autopsy was that Brown was facing the officer, not running away as Brown’s friend had claimed.

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Kobilinsky says that the findings of four shots to the left arm indicates, in his opinion that the officer was trying to stop Brown.

Koblinsky said it is the last two shots that struck Brown in the head that stopped him permanently.

When asked about the total number of six shots Koblinsky said, “I think that six shots is probably five shots too many. Police are trained to stop the assailant, stop him but not use overkill. Unnecessary.”

Two additional autopsies are planned.

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