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Autopsy: Butner man killed by corrections officer had 12 gunshot wounds

Posted February 17, 2010 3:50 p.m. EST
Updated February 18, 2010 4:04 p.m. EST

— A man killed by a federal corrections officer outside a Butner restaurant in December had 12 gunshot wounds, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday.

Ronald Dewey Anderson Jr., 45, had three wounds in the head, three more in the chest, two in his back and four in his right arm, according to the autopsy report. Two of the shots were at close range, the report states.

According to a toxicology report, Anderson had a blood-alcohol content of 0.19, which is more than twice the level the state considers legally drunk.

Anderson was shot outside the Taste of Fuji restaurant on Dec. 27. Police said he and a friend got into an argument with Uriah Metcalf and Gwynn Basinger, two corrections officers at the Federal Correctional Center in Butner.

Police said both Anderson and Metcalf both fired weapons in the incident, but no one else was injured.

A Granville County grand jury last month declined to indict Metcalf after District Attorney Sam Currin pursued a voluntary manslaughter charge against him.