(Akron) - Summit County Medical Examiner Lisa Kohler on Friday released results of the autopsy of Jayland Walker, the 25-year-old Akron man who was shot dead by Akron Police after he refused to obey a traffic stop, appeared to have fired a gun during a chase on Route 8, and appeared to have been reaching for a gun when being chased on foot.
Dr. Kohler says Walker has 46 gunshot wounds, either entrance or graze injuries. Photos show more than 46 wounds because of exit wounds, and some bullets being lodged in the body. 26 bullets were recovered from Walker's body. 15 gunshot wounds injured his torso, 17 injured the pelvis and upper legs, one hit has face, eight injured the arms and right hand, 5 injured the knees. right leg, and right foot.
The toxicology screen for drugs and alcohol came up negative.
Dr. Kohler says Walker's death was due to blood loss. The death was ruled a homicide, but that is a medical ruling, meaning death at the hands of another, and is not a legal conclusion.
No test was done for gunshot residue., Dr. Kohler says the FBI discontinued such testing in 2006, and the Summit County ME's office stopped the tests in 2016, because the particles are easily dislodged from the skin, so there are often false positives and false negatives.
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