Rayshard Brooks autopsy: died of organ damage, blood loss from 2 bullet wounds; manner of death ruled homicide

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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Rayshard Brooks, the black man fatally shot by Atlanta police Friday night outside a Wendy's, died of organ damage and blood loss from two bullet wounds, the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office announced Sunday night, following its autopsy of the 27-year-old.

The manner of death has been classified as a homicide, according to the office.

Earlier in the day, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said in a statement, "Today, members of my staff had the unfortunate duty of witnessing the autopsy of Mr. Brooks as part of our continued investigation."

He added, “Because this is a homicide investigation, there are several technical requirements that must be met before we are able to reach a decision. That includes the confirmation of the ballistics involved and obtaining a preliminary report from the Medical Examiner."