Autopsy finished in deputy shooting

December 15, 2008 9:00:00 PM PST
The Chief Medical Examiner's Office released the autopsy Tuesday of a Kenly man shot by Johnson County deputies. It shows 54-year-old Reginald Lee Witcher was hit by three bullets. One hit him in the chest, a second in the back, and the third in the leg.The report does not say in what order the bullets hit him.

Read the report (.pdf)

Witcher was shot after an ambulance called to his home on Glendale Road for an injured woman called deputies for help. EMS workers said Witcher had a gun. Deputies say when they arrived, Witcher pointed the gun at them and fired.

They returned fire, killing him.

Witcher's family has disputed the claim that Witcher fired first.

The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting. Both deputies involved, Deputy A. J. Case and Deputy Sgt. J. K. Garner, are on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure after a shooting.


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