Fort Worth Homeowner Shot Seven Times by Police: Autopsy Report

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    The autopsy report for Jerry Waller reveals the Fort Worth homeowner was shot seven times by police officers who mistook him for a burglar. (Published Thursday, Oct 31, 2013)

    The autopsy report on a Fort Worth homeowner shot by police shows officers shot Jerry Waller seven times.

    Waller was shot and killed in May after two rookie police officers mistook him for a burglar.

    Waller was shot three time in the chest and had single gunshot wounds to the abdomen and hand. According to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner bullets also grazed his wrist and forearm.

    The report also shows that Waller did not have any drugs or alcohol in his system.

    Waller was shot while he was standing in his own garage when police responded to the wrong address on a burglary call. According to a police affidavit, the officers were at the wrong house because of poor lighting.

    The police report says Waller had a gun and when officers identified themselves and yelled for him to put the gun down, officers say he pointed the gun at the officers.

    Kathy Waller, the victim's wife, told NBC 5 her husband grabbed a .38-caliber pistol and went outside when they noticed bright lights outside their bedroom window. While still in the bedroom, she heard yelling at about the same time as she heard gunshots, she said.

    Earlier in October, one of the rookie officers involved in the shooting as fired. Officer Benjamin Hanlon was terminated for lying on a police report about finding drugs on a man during an August traffic stop not related to the Waller shooting.