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Five bullets were recovered from Jason Washington's body, a report released Wednesday from the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office reveals.

IMAGE: PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY - A screenshot from Portland State University Officer James Dewey's body camera, altered to highlight Jason Washington moments before he was shot June 29.  Jason Washington suffered nine gunshot wounds, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday by the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's office.

The coroner recovered five bullets from his body early in the morning of June 29.

The Navy veteran and father of three was, according to multiple accounts, trying to break up a fight between a white friend, Jeremy Wilkinson, and Mohamed Tuffa, a black man near The Cheerful Tortoise Bar on Southwest 6th Avenue and College Street early in the morning of June 29.

A five-member grand jury decided not to indict Portland State University Officers Shawn McKenzie and James Dewey for the death.

The coroner found nine total bullet wounds when performing the autopsy. Two of those — on left of the head and the lower back — were graze wounds. The seven penetrating shots were on the torso and thighs. Two entered the chest, one through the abdomen, two through the back and one through the right thigh. PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Jason Washington

A blood and urine analysis found no pharmaceutical or other chemical substances.

An Oregon State Police report found 17 fired casings on the scene. Two rounds hit nearby cars and one hit a traffic sign. It is unclear from the report where the other nine bullets are.


Shasta Kearns Moore
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