The North Carolina Medical Examiner's Office has released the autopsy of a Black teen who police say was shot to death by a Davidson County deputy last year.
The death of Frederick Cox of High Point has drawn the attention of Ben Crump. He's a nationally known civil rights attorney, whose work includes representing the family of George Floyd.
Cox was killed outside of a funeral service in November, his body found in the back doorway of a church. High Point police say two groups of people, possibly from rival gangs, began shooting at each other, exchanging more than 70 rounds of ammunition.
The bullets that struck Cox though, may have come from the gun of a Davidson County deputy. Police say the officer, whose firearm was discharged, attended the service in plain clothes as part of a homicide investigation.
The autopsy determined that the 18-year-old Cox died after he was shot three times in his upper body and once in the leg. A toxicology report found no presence of drugs or alcohol in his body.
Cox's death sparked a protest in High Point in January and led to the #fredslifematters hashtag on social media.
Crump came to High Point to announce the results of the autopsy.
The State Bureau of Investigation is reviewing the deputy's use of a firearm, a standard procedure when an officer is involved in a shooting.