Jayland Walker: Autopsy Shows 46 Gunshot Wounds

    Photo: Reuters [via Al Jazeera]

    The Facts

    • On Fri., the Summit County, OH Medical Examiner revealed Jayland Walker died due to blood loss from internal injuries provoked by 46 gunshot wounds, including to his heart, lungs, and other organs.

    • Though impossible to confirm the number of shots fired by the police, 26 bullets were recovered in the preliminary autopsy. No trace of drugs or alcohol was found in Walker's body.

    The Spin

    Left narrative

    Video footage has made it clear that the Akron Police Department's version of Jayland Walker's killing is inconsistent. While they're trying to present Walker as a dangerous individual, it's hard to believe that an unarmed man should've been shot a shocking 60 times.

    Right narrative

    While tragic, the investigation will prove that the police's actions were justified. Walker challenged lawful orders to stop and presented a danger by firing a weapon. The truth is that many officers go through their entire careers without once firing their weapons.

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