Autopsy: At least 20 gunshot wounds to man shot by police


JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — An autopsy report says a man fatally shot by police in northeast Arkansas suffered at least 20 gunshot wounds.

The report obtained by The Jonesboro Sun through a Freedom of Information request says 37-year-old Jay Michael Clem was shot in the head, shoulders, arms, legs and torso. The report says the exact number of shots could not be determined because of the damage caused by the gunshots.

Clem died June 5 when 10 Jonesboro officers shot him following a four-hour standoff that began when police say he threatened another man with a gun and shot and wounded his mother.

The officers were cleared of wrongdoing by Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington, who said Clem first fired at the officers. No officers were injured in the shooting.


Information from: The Jonesboro Sun,

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