SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Latest on the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by Sacramento police (all times are local):
A pathologist hired by lawyers of the family of an unarmed man killed by Sacramento police says an independent autopsy shows Stephon Clark was shot seven times from behind and it took up to 10 minutes to die.
Dr. Bennet Omalu told reporters Friday that Clark was a shot in the right rear of the neck and had a cluster of wounds on the right side of his back.
The pathologist says one of those wounds would have been fatal, and death would have taken from three to 10 minutes.
The police said Clark was facing and advancing toward the officers, who thought he had a gun when they fired, and then could not take the approach of Clark for five minutes.
The coroner says Clark also suffered an eighth shot wound in the thigh, which occurred when he fell or already on the ground.
The brother of an unarmed black man killed by the police is to help diffuse tension in California’s capital city by asking protesters not to disrupt the flow of the center of the NBA arena.
Protesters responded to the calls by Stevante Clark on Thursday not to block fans from entering the Sacramento Kings arena as they had for the two previous games. They instead argued for a number of hours on the streets of the city center in the neighborhood, the block of cars during rush hour.
Stevante Clark’s calls came a few hours after an emotional display at the funeral of his 22-year-old brother, Stephon Clark. He was killed March 18 by police responding to a call of someone breaking car windows. The police say officers thought Stephon Clark had a gun, but he had only a mobile phone.
The family lawyer, Ben Crump, will on Friday release the results of an independent autopsy.