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Preliminary findings from an independent autopsy suggest that a 23-year-old man who was killed by police in San Bernardino last month was shot seven times from behind.
Robert Adams was shot to death by police on the evening of July 16 after a brief confrontation in a parking lot in the city of San Bernardino. Footage from a security camera and a police officer’s body camera show Adams approaching an unmarked police car, then turning and running between two cars parked against a medical building before being shot.
The autopsy diagram indicates Adams suffered a bullet wound in his back and wounds to his arm, thigh and ankle. None of the bullets had a front-to-back trajectory, meaning he was shot from behind, said civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who is representing the victim’s family.
“There was no reason for them to shoot this Black man running away from them,” Crump said at a televised news conference Friday.