The autopsy results have been released for Omar Mateen, who massacred 49 innocent victims in the Pulse Nightclub shooting in June. He died after being shot eight times in a massive shootout with police that put an end to his killing spree. Keep reading for more details on what the report showed.
Omar Mateen, 29, died from the eight gunshot wounds from police gunfire, which hit him in the head, chest, abdomen, calf and feet. The Orange County Medical Examiner’s office released his autopsy results Aug. 5, along with those of 13 of his victims. An astonishing 150 rounds were fired in the gun battle between police and Omar, which finally put an end to the worst mass killing spree in U.S. history.
He was hit from bullets fired from a good distance, as the report noted that there wasn’t any “stippling, soot or muzzle imprints” around his bullet entries. All of the wounds were found in the front of his body, meaning he was facing police at the time he was finally taken down.
The results show Omar didn’t have any drugs or alcohol in his system at the time he went on the horrific massacre, and while there had been previous reports that he had been abusing steroids, his testosterone levels were normal, meaning he wasn’t having some fit of roid rage when he carried out his attack.
Omar burst into Orlando, FL gay nightclub Pulse shortly after its 2am closing on June 12, opening fire on patrons who ran for the cover of bathrooms and other places to hide, but he methodically went throughout the building for three hours seeking out any hiding places and murdering his terrified victims. 49 people were killed in the massacre and another 100 wounded. 13 of his victims’ autopsies were also released, and the ME’s office said it will release another batch of additional autopsy reports on more victims Aug. 8.