Autopsy: Trayvon Shot From 'Intermediate Range'

Only other wound was abrasion below knuckle
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2012 1:53 AM CDT
Updated May 17, 2012 5:00 AM CDT
Autopsy: Trayvon Shot From 'Intermediate Range'
This undated family photo shows Trayvon Martin.    (AP Photo/Martin Family, File)

Trayvon Martin was killed by a single gunshot fired from an "intermediate range"—evidence suggests just inches away from the skin—according to an autopsy report reviewed by NBC. George Zimmerman has told investigators that he fired the shot while he was on his back as the teen straddled him, CBS notes. The only other injury the autopsy found on Trayvon was a small abrasion, about a quarter-inch in size, on his left ring finger below the knuckle. Zimmerman had two black eyes and a busted nose the day after the shooting, according to a report from his family doctor. Zimmerman has said Martin attacked him before the shooting. (More Trayvon Martin stories.)

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