Preliminary autopsy results of Akiel Denkins were released earlier today and according to WRAL the 24-year-old Raleigh man who was shot on Monday by a police officer suffered four gunshot wounds to his chest, left forearm, right upper arm, and right shoulder.
Denkis was killed while being pursued by Senior Officer D.C. Twiddy behind a home on S. East St. near the intersection of Bragg and East streets according to police reports.
“These preliminary results provided by the North Carolina State Medical Examiner of the wounds sustained by Mr. Denkins are one piece of information in the investigation,” Freeman said in a statement. “The State Bureau of Investigation continues to gather information, and evidence has been submitted to the North Carolina State Crime Lab for forensic analysis. A thorough investigation takes time, and I continue to urge the community for its patience as we continue.”
Once the coroner has completed the report it will be released to the public as well as any additional information from the investigation.