Ferrell autopsy, toxicology released in fatal CMPD shooting

Ferrell autopsy, toxicology released in fatal CMPD shooting

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by WCNC.com staff

WCNC.com

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 1 at 11:20 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The toxicology report for a man shot and killed by a CMPD officer shows the amount of alcohol in his system was under the legal limit.

The report was released Friday.

It shows Jonathan Ferrell did have alcohol in his system the night he was killed but at .06, it was under the legal limit to drive of .08.

There were not any extraordinary drugs in his system.

The autopsy shows Ferrell was shot ten times, taking eight of them in the upper chest. Five of the bullets could have been the one that killed him, all of which hurt his chest, ribs, heart, lungs, aorta, esophagus and trachea. Bullets also hit him in the left arm and abdomen.

The report shows Ferrell had abrasions on his forehead, which could have come from crashing his car into a ditch. Ferrell went to a nearby house after the crash and knocked on the door, prompting the 911 call that brought police.

Ofc. Randall Kerrick has been charged with voluntary manslaughter for the shooting.

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