(Los Angeles Times) – The autopsy of Ezell Ford, a mentally ill black man killed by police in South Los Angeles in August, shows he was shot three times — once in the right side, once in the right back and once in the right arm.
The release of the autopsy Monday marks the first time authorities have provided details about Ford’s wounds since his Aug. 11 death.
The gunshot wound on his back showed the surrounding skin had a “muzzle imprint,” according to the autopsy, suggesting the shot was made at very close range. The autopsy said the back and side gunshot wounds were fatal.
The autopsy does not make any judgment about the conduct of the officers in the shooting or provide a detailed narrative of what occurred.