Autopsy reveals Rayshard Brooks died from two gunshot wounds to the back

ATLANTA — Rayshard Brooks, the man killed by Atlanta police after a confrontation at Wendy's Friday night, died after two gunshot wounds to the back, the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office said Sunday night.

Brooks died of organ damage and blood loss, the medical examiner concluded after an autopsy.

The manner of death has been classified as a homicide.

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard released a statement about it Sunday.


“Today, members of my staff had the unfortunate duty of witnessing the autopsy of Mr. Brooks as part of our continued investigation," Howard said.

The officer who shot Brooks, Garrett Rolfe, has been fired. Howard said he will determine by Wednesday of next week if he will charge Rolfe with a crime.

Brooks was a 27-year-old father of four children. He was shot by police after a suspected DUI stop led to a confrontation in which Brooks got hold of Rolfe’s Taser.