Coroner: Will Smith Was Shot 8 Times, 7 Times In The Back
Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith‘s autopsy came back on Wednesday and it was just as bad as everyone thought. Smith was shot a total of 8 times, 7 times in the back.
In a statement Wednesday, New Orleans coroner Jeffrey Rouse confirmed that preliminary autopsy results showed Smith was shot eight times — seven times in the back and once in the chest. The coroner preliminarily classified the former New Orleans Saints‘ defensive end’s death as a homicide.
Rouse said in the statement that “seven of these wounds were penetrating in nature, with projectiles recovered and no corresponding exit wounds.
“These bullet tracks had entrance into the left upper back (1), left mid-back (2), left lower back (3), and left lateral chest wall (1). Many of these bullets perforated vital organs, including the lungs and heart.
“One of these wounds was a perforating wound, with both an entrance and an exit wound. This bullet entered the left upper back, traversed soft tissue, and exited from the right shoulder area.”
Toxicology results won’t be available for another six to eight weeks. Hayes was arrested for 2nd degree murder.