The autopsy was done at the request of Clark's family. The Coroner Office of the Sacramento district has performed an official autopsy but has not yet published as it awaits the final toxicological results. The office has confirmed that Clark has died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Omalu said one of the bullets that hit Clark from behind could have killed him. "Each of these bullets independently had a deadly ability," said Omalu, who is known to identify and describe the first form of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in professional athletes.
The first shot of police from Sacramento hit Clark in the left side and behind the chest, driving the ball probably forcing him to turn around, leaving his back completely opposite the officers, Omalu said. The shot from the front hit him in the lower part of his left thigh, indicating that Clark was shot dead when he was either lying on the ground or lying near the ground, Omalu said.
Video of a police helicopter shows Clark, 22, ran away from the officers and then crawled away after being shot.
Omalu, who performed the autopsy on Tuesday, further concluded that Clark's death was caused by a combination of blood loss, acute respiratory arrest, and hypoxia or deficiency (1