Published Online: 1 September 1987
Page Count: 5
Criminalist, Metro Dade Police Crime Laboratory, Miami, FL
Associate medical examiner, Dade County Medical Examiner Department, Miami, FL
(Received 8 November 1986; accepted 3 December 1986)
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.
Paper ID: JFS11192J