Volume 32, Issue 5 (September 1987)

    A Unique Missile in a Homicide Victim: The Brenneke Shotgun Slug

    (Received 8 November 1986; accepted 3 December 1986)

    Published Online: September

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    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.


    Author Information:

    Rao, GS
    Criminalist, Metro Dade Police Crime Laboratory, Miami, FL

    Rao, VJ
    Associate medical examiner, Dade County Medical Examiner Department, Miami, FL


    Stock #: JFS11192J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11192J

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    Title A Unique Missile in a Homicide Victim: The Brenneke Shotgun Slug
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