Autopsy: Multiple wounds killed naked teen shot by police
The Associated Press
June 24, 2019 10:07 AM
FILE – In this May 1, 2019 file photo, a neighborhood watch sign stands at the entry to the Edmond, Okla., neighborhood where police fatally shot Isaiah Lewis after forcing his way inside a home. A preliminary autopsy report on the fatal shooting of Lewis, a black, naked teenager by police in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond says the boy died of “multiple gunshot wounds.” The report released Monday, June 24, 2019, does not say how many times Isaiah Lewis was shot or whether he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Ken Miller, File
A preliminary autopsy report says an unarmed, black teenager who was naked when suburban Oklahoma City police shot him died of multiple gunshot wounds.
The report released Monday doesn’t specify how many times Edmond police shot 17-year-old Isaiah Lewis or whether he had consumed drugs or alcohol. District Attorney David Prater has said he’s seeking a toxicology report in weighing charges.
Police declined to comment on the report. They say they shot Lewis April 29 after a stun gun didn’t work and he attacked two officers after breaking into a house. Police said they later found drug paraphernalia Lewis had tossed.
The officers are on paid leave.
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Attorneys for Lewis’ parents have filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city and police. They haven’t returned phone calls seeking comment.