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Autopsy: Man shot, killed by detective had multiple wounds

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina medical examiner’s report says a man who was shot and killed by an undercover detective in January suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

The Charlotte Observer reports ( the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner said in a report issued Tuesday that 28-year-old Josue Javier Diaz was shot six times in the chest, abdomen and hands. The report also said toxicology tests found cocaine in Diaz’s blood.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said the detective followed another vehicle that collided with his unmarked car and kept going. Authorities said the detective was requesting assistance when the other driver stopped in front of him.

According to police, Diaz fired a .22-caliber revolver at the detective. The gun was recovered at the scene.


Information from: The Charlotte Observer,

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