Journal Published Online: 01 January 2001
Volume 46, Issue 1

Wounding Characteristics of Glaser Safety Ammunition: A Report of Three Cases



Handgun ammunition that contains multiple pellets (birdshot) comes in two forms. We describe here the autopsy and radiographic findings in three individuals who were fatally wounded with Glaser safety ammunition and contrast the findings to those reported in shot shell injuries.

Author Information

de Roux, SJ
Office of Chief Medical Examiner and New York University Medical Center, New York, NY
Prendergast, NC
Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY
Tamburri, R
New York City Police Department, Firearms Analysis Section, Jamaica, N.Y.
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Stock #: JFS14929J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS14929J