Keith Scott's family orders autopsy; results released

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The family of Keith Scott ordered an independent autopsy following his death by shooting by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer.

A spokesman for the family says they were forced to order the autopsy "because the medical examiner refused to release even the most basic information about his wounds or cause of death."

The family believes Scott died by the first shot, which struck him in the back, according to a statement released Wednesday night. 

The autopsy report shows four bullet holes on Scott's body: the first a penetrating gunshot wound to the upper left back; the second a penetrating gunshot wound to the left lower abdomen; the third a perforating gunshot wound to the left wrist.

The cause of death on the report is listed as "two, penetrating, indeterminate range gunshot wounds to the back and abdomen."

Sections of the liver and brain were also taken for toxicological analysis.

The family continued in a statement released by their spokesman, that they released the information because they are "simply seeking transparency."

Independent autopsy case summary - Keith Scott by ElizabethRiebe-Thomas on Scribd

Independent Keith Scott autopsy by ElizabethRiebe-Thomas on Scribd

Keith Scott Autopsy by ElizabethRiebe-Thomas on Scribd

The Mecklenburg County Medical Examiners Office says their reports generally take 60 - 90 days to be completed and released. 

"Our report will be much more detailed and thorough than the private exam," Lead Investigator Eric Wheeler said.

Copyright 2016 WCNC


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