Autopsy: Black man killed by Texas officer was shot in back

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Jaylon Cummins and other protestors carry signs during a march in La Marque, Texas on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, to protest the shooting of Joshua Feast by a La Marque police officer. Officials say Officer Jose Santos fatally shot Feast late Wednesday. (Stuart Villanueva/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — An independent autopsy says a Black man who was fatally shot by a Texas police officer last week died from a single gunshot wound to the back.

The autopsy results were released Wednesday night by civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who represents the family of Joshua Feast.

The 22-year-old man died Dec. 9 after he was shot by La Marque police Officer Jose Santos. The Galveston County sheriff’s office and district attorney’s office are investigating Feast’s death, and Santos is on paid leave.

A La Marque spokesperson told the Houston Chronicle that officials had no comment other than those previously issued.

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