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Autopsy released in Ezell Ford case

Authorities have released the autopsy of Ezell Ford Jr. who was killed by police in South Los Angeles this summer. The release of the autopsy comes more than four months after Ford, a 25-year old black man with a history of mental health problems, was fatally wounded.

Ezell Ford autopsyAccording to the coroner's findings, Ford was shot three times -- once in the right side, once in the right back and once in the right arm. The release of the autopsy marked the first time authorities have provided details about Ford's wounds since his death.

The gunshot wound on his back showed the surrounding skin had a "muzzle imprint," according to the autopsy, suggesting that shot was made at very close range. The autopsy said the back and side gunshot wounds were fatal. The autopsy does not make any judgment about the conduct of the officers in the shooting or provide a detailed narrative of what occurred.

-- Kate Mather and Richard Winton

Read more: Unarmed black man Ezell Ford shot in back, side and arm by LAPD

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