Volume 32, Issue 5 (September 1987)
A Unique Missile in a Homicide Victim: The Brenneke Shotgun Slug
A young black male was shot to death by an unknown assailant who then fled the scene. The medical examiner who responded to the scene noted a freshly deformed metal screw in the immediate vicinity of the body. The autopsy findings of additional, very similar screws in the body, noted on X-ray and consistent with having caused the injuries sustained, revealed the missiles to be 12-gauge Brenneke shotgun slugs.