Autopsy shows Raleigh officer with camera off shot man 8 times

North Carolina
Soheil Antonio Mojarrad

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Autopsy reports show a man killed by a Raleigh Police officer was shot eight times in a confrontation where police say he wielded a knife.

Autopsy results obtained by news outlets Thursday report 30-year-old Soheil Antonio Mojarrad was shot eight times to multiple body parts. Tests showed no drugs or alcohol in his system.

Raleigh police say Senior Officer W.B. Edwards was responding to a possible theft outside a gas station in April when he shot and killed Mojarrad. A police investigation accused Mojarrad of approaching Edwards with a knife and refusing commands to drop it.

The shooting drew scrutiny after it was revealed Edwards’ body-worn camera wasn’t activated and his vehicle camera was pointed away. Raleigh police later updated its policy to mandate cameras be turned on immediately.

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