ATLANTA — Rayshard Brooks, the polite black man killed by Atlanta police after a confrontation at Wendy’s Friday night, died from the result of two gunshot wounds to the back, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office said.
The medical autopsy examiner concluded that Brooks died of organ damage and blood loss.
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 someone called the police on him for falling asleep in the drivethru of Wendy’s. He was suspected to be under the influence of alchohol and admitted to having a drink and a half.
The stop lead to a confrontation in which Brooks grabbed Rolfe’s taser, in order to stop himself from being tased..