Michael Brown died after being shot six times — twice in the head — according to a private autopsy performed on Sunday.
The New York Times broke the story that a separate autopsy had been performed by the former chief medical examiner of New York City at the request of Brown's family.
The report concludes that Brown was struck by six bullets, all fired from the front, with four hitting him in the right arm and two in the head. One bullet hit Brown in the top of his head, a shot that is believed to have been fatal.
The release comes amid another night of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, where Brown was killed by police officer Darren Wilson on August 9. Citizens and activists have called for the release of more information surrounding Brown's death, which has sparked a national debate about police violence.
The U.S. Justice Department is planning to perform another autopsy on Brown's body as a part of an external investigation into the shooting.
The Brown family announced late on Thursday night that a press conference concerning the autopsy would take place on Monday morning at 10:30 A.M. EST.
Media Alert: The Brown Family, Attorneys and Dr. Baden to Host News Presser at 9:30AM CST/ 10:30EST pic.twitter.com/Rl3Byyr0bl— Benjamin Crump, Esq. (@attorneycrump) August 18, 2014