AUSTIN (KXAN) - A new autopsy report released reveals that a 20-year-old suspect was shot four times by Austin police.
The medical examiner's report from the May 31 shooting shows that Byron Carter Jr. was shot four times: once in the back of the head, the stomach, the shoulder, and the leg by Austin Police Department Officer Nathan Wagner.
"We are very troubled by the autopsy report," said Carter family attorney Adam Loewy in a statement. "Chief Acevedo needs to explain how an unarmed passenger in a car winds up with four bullets in him, including a bullet in the back of the head and a bullet in the back. We believe that shooting an unarmed person four times is an excessive use of force."
The incident that led to the shooting began at 10:48 p.m. when two bicycle officers with the car burglary team were patrolling near Eighth Street just east of Interstate 35.
The police report said that while officers were looking for the suspects in a parking lot the suspects came at the officers in a car.
One of the officers was pinned by the car. The other officer fired shots fearing that his partner was underneath the vehicle.
The car sped off and was found nearby with Carter dead in the passenger seat. The 16-year-old driver was taken into custody.
In October the family of Byron Carter filed a federal suit against the city of Austin and the officer who shot and killed him.
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