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Lethal head injury due to tear-gas cartridge gunshots.

Authors
  • Clarot, Franck
  • Vaz, Emmanuelle
  • Papin, Frédérique
  • Clin, Bénédicte
  • Vicomte, Catherine
  • Proust, Bernard
Type
Published Article
Journal
Forensic Science International
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Oct 14, 2003
Volume
137
Issue
1
Pages
45–51
Identifiers
PMID: 14550613
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We report a fatal head injury caused by a tear-gas cartridge and point out the underestimated potential injury of this type of weapon. Gas pressure wounds and the death mechanisms are also described. A review of the literature and forensic considerations of head injury without projectile are presented.

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