Autopsy complete on officer involved shooting victim
RICHLAND, Wash. -- An update from the Benton County Coroner and the Special Investigative Unit, on the victim who died in an officer involved shooting in Richland over the weekend.
Coroner, John Hansens has finished the autopsy for 27-year-old James Dean Schultz. He says Schultz died from multiple gun shot wounds. Hansens is not releasing the exact number of bullets. He says it an effort to help maintain the integrity of the investigation.
The coroner is also holding on to Schultz's body for the time being because prosecutors put a hold on the release. Finalized findings will be sent to Benton County Prosecutor, Andy Miller, who will make the ultimate decision as to whether or not the shooting was justified.