Trayvon autopsy: Bullet pierced lung, lodged in heart

NEED TO KNOW
  • Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Florida, February 26
  • On Thursday, his autopsy report was released to the public
  • The autopsy says he was killed by a single bullet that pierced his lung and lodged in his heart
Trayvon autopsy: Bullet pierced lung, lodged in heart

The autopsy report in the Trayvon Martin case says Martin died from a single gunshot wound to his chest. A toxicology report is also included in the autopsy, and it says Martin tested positive for the active ingredient in marijuana (THC) in his blood and urine.

SEE: The Trayvon Martin autopsy report

The autopsy lists Martin’s manner of death as homicide and that he was “shot by another person.” The bullet penetrated Martin’s chest half an inch below his nipple, and there was no exit wound. The bullet pierced his lung and lodged in his heart.

The only other injury listed in the autopsy is a small abrasion on his left ring finger below the knuckle.

George Zimmerman is facing a second-degree murder charge for firing the shot that killed the teenager. Zimmerman told police he shot Martin in self-defense. 

An FBI report was also released to the public Thursday. The focus the FBI investigation was to determine whether or not Zimmerman uttered a racially discriminatory word during his 911 call before confronting Martin. The conclusion of the report is that after thorough voice and audio analysis, no definitive answer could be reached.

A fire and EMS report was released to the public Thursday, as well. It mirrors a lot of the information from the police report that has already been released. However, the report goes in to greater detail about medical response provided for the two men.

The report says that Martin was dead when first responders arrived. He had a single gunshot wound to his chest, and the bleeding was minor.  Martin was pronounced dead at 7:30 p.m.

The report also says first responders saw bleeding coming from George Zimmerman's nose, abrasions on his forehead and a small laceration to the back of his head. The report states all injuries had minor bleeding. Zimmerman is listed as being on the medications Librax and Temazepam. 

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