While tensions were at an all-time high on the streets of Ferguson, MO on Sunday, the autopsy of Michael Brown, 18, was released, confirming that he was shot at least six times by officer Darren Wilson, including twice in the head.
One of the bullets struck Brown at the top of his skull, suggesting that he was bent forward when it struck him causing a fatal injury, according to the New York Times. Brown was also shot four times in the right arm, and all of the bullets were fired at him from the front.
There's a possibility that none of the shots were fired at close range, because no gunpowder residue was found on Brown's body. However, there could be a chance that the residue ended up on Brown's clothing.
This information, which is some of the first to be released on the case, is likely to further embolden protestors, who were already facing shocking aggression from police over the weekend. On Sunday night, police began advancing on the Ferguson crowds, firing tear gas and rubber bullets and utilizing LARDs (sonic cannons)—without warning and all before the imposed midnight curfew.
Clearly, this fight is going to be going on for a long time. Here's everything we know about the situation in Ferguson so far.