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Autopsy: Man had .26 blood alcohol content when killed by police near Wilmington

Posted February 23


— The blood alcohol content of a man killed in December during a shootout with a Leland police officer was more than three times the legal limit, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday and reported by WECT.

According to the report, the medical examiner noted a “strong odor of alcohol” on 43-year-old Brent Quinn, and the toxicology showed a blood alcohol content of .26. In North Carolina, it is illegal to drive a vehicle while noticeably impaired or with an alcohol concentration of .08 or higher.

Brunswick County District Attorney Jon David announced in January Officer Jacob Schwenk was justified in the Dec. 9, 2016 fatal shooting Quinn, a former Marine, during an armed confrontation on Bridgeport Way in the Windsor Park community. The announcement came following an independent SBI investigation of the incident.

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  • Janet Ghumri Feb 23, 2017
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    Wow. That's a very high blood alcohol level. I wonder where he had been drinking? Another sip or two and he wouldn't have been able to walk or drive. Sad for the families of both the officer and the (ret) soldier.