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Coroner Announces Cause Of Death For Man Shot, Killed By Sheriff’s Deputies

Daniel Boyer, 24, of Bloomington (Monroe County Sheriff’s Office)

Monroe County Coroner Joani Shields says the man shot and killed by two Sheriff’s deputies Tuesday morning died as a result of the gunshot wounds, and the preliminary manner of death is homicide.

Shields says 24-year-old Daniel Boyer was hit with four bullets.

“Preliminary autopsy results revealed one of the bullets entered through Mr. Boyer’s front left upper leg/thigh and traveled upward penetrating his aorta, liver, and lung,” Shields said in a statement Friday.

Boyer suffered three other gunshot wounds: one bullet entered the front of the left thigh and exited out the lower left back; one entered the second knuckle of his right index finger and lodged in his wrist; and one bullet superficially wounded his left lower back.

A toxicology report is pending.

Deputy Deandre Moxley and his field training officer Deputy Don Teague were serving an arrest warrant with four other deputies.

They say Boyer exited the mobile home and pointed a semi-automatic handgun at them. Moxley and Teague both fired their weapons; it’s unclear how many shots were fired. Both deputies were wearing body cameras, but the footage has not been released.

Police say Boyer did not fire the gun in his hand.

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