A Fulton County coroner ruled that the death of 27-year-old unarmed African-American Rayshard Brooks, shot to death by police on June 12, when he resisted during his arrest, was a homicide.
The autopsy was carried out last Sunday, and revealed that the cause of death was two gunshot wounds to the back, which ” injured the organs and caused significant blood loss .” Meanwhile, District Attorney Paul Howard said his office expects to announce a decision on possible charges those responsible for the deadly shooting in the middle of this week, collect local media.
The events took place in the vicinity of a restaurant of the Wendy’s fast-food chain in the city of Atlanta (Georgia) when agents arrived at the establishment on reports that a young man, allegedly drunk, was sleeping inside. of a vehicle.
From the Police, they assure that, after giving positive to the breathalyzer test, they tried to arrest him, but he did not collaborate and took a laser gun from them. Brooks then ran away, but the police chased him and, after shooting him several times, managed to shoot him down. The young man was transferred to a hospital, where he died soon after.
The incident was captured on video and quickly spread on the networks. Brooks’ death sparked even more nationwide protests about police treatment of African-Americans. In addition, the protesters looted and then burned the aforementioned restaurant.