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Autopsy: Man shot once in head by Duke police

Posted June 5, 2010 9:51 a.m. EDT
Updated June 5, 2010 3:54 p.m. EDT

— A man killed by Duke police officers outside Duke University Hospital in March was shot once in the head, according to autopsy results released Friday.

Aaron Lorenzo Dorsey, 25, of Durham, was struck by a bullet on the top of his head, causing extensive injuries to his skull and brain, the report says.

He also had a laceration and abrasion on the inner surface of his lower lip. No alcohol or drugs were found in his system.

Police submitted Dorsey's fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in order to identify him.

Duke University Police Chief John Dailey has said that Officers Larry Carter and Jeffrey Liberto were responding to a report of a suspicious person in front of the hospital around 1 a.m. March 13.

Dorsey attacked the officers and tried to wrestle a gun away from one officer, prompting the other officer to fire, the police chief said.