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Autopsy Reveals Akron Police Shot Jayland Walker 46 Times

HeadlineJul 18, 2022

In news from Ohio, a preliminary autopsy has been released for Jayland Walker, the 25-year-old Black man who was fatally shot by police in Akron, Ohio, in June after a traffic stop. Summit County Medical Examiner Dr. Lisa Kohler said Walker suffered 46 gunshot wounds — 41 entry wounds and five wounds from bullets that grazed Walker.

Dr. Lisa Kohler: “The photographic record shows more than 46 labeled wounds because there are exit wounds, bullets beneath the skin and abrasions that were numbered for the purpose of identifying specific injuries in the photographs and to permit clarity. … His toxicology screen was negative for drugs of abuse and alcohol. Jayland Walker’s death was due to blood loss from his internal injuries. The cause of death ruling was multiple gunshots wound. The manner of death was ruled homicide, shot by others.”

The NAACP has called on U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to launch a federal civil rights investigation into the killing of Jayland Walker, who was shot while unarmed.

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