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Autopsies detail 2 W. Memphis officers' wounds

Autopsy reports say that two West Memphis police officers slain by an anti-government activist and his teenage son on May 20 were hit by a total of 22 bullets.
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) - Autopsy reports say that two West Memphis police officers slain by an anti-government activist and his teenage son on May 20 were hit by a total of 22 bullets.

Prosecutor Mike Walden on Wednesday released reports on autopsies conducted on the bodies of 39-year-old Sgt. Brandon Paudert and 38-year-old Officer Bill Evans.

The reports say Paudert was shot 14 times, including three times in the head, while Evans was struck by eight bullets. According to the reports, none of the shots was fired at close range.

Authorities say the shots were fired from an AK-47 after 45-year-old Jerry Kane and his 16-year-old son Joseph were pulled over along Interstate 40. About 90 minutes later, police killed both Kanes during a shootout in which two other officers were wounded.

Walden said release of the autopsy reports should conclude investigation of the shootings.

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