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Medical examiner says suspect shot by St. Louis police suffered severed spinal cord

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ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis medical examiner says the 18-year-old fatally shot by police last week suffered a severed spinal cord, prompting a lawyer for the family to further question the police contention that the suspect ran a short distance after the shooting.

Medical Examiner Michael Graham told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he re-examined the body of Mansur Ball-Bey on Wednesday and determined that his spinal cord may have survived the impact of the bullet but unraveled as he ran. The bullet also pierced his heart.

Ball-Bey was shot Aug. 19 as police raided a north St. Louis home. Police say Ball-Bey pointed a stolen gun at officers.

Jermaine Wooten, the family's attorney, has questioned the police account. He called it "suspicious" that the medical examiner's office performed a second examination.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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