The autopsy of Eddie Russell, Jr., who was shot and killed by Peoria Police Wed., confirmed he died of multiple gunshot wounds. The Peoria County Coroner reports Russell was shot 18 times.
That number is more than three times what the Peoria Police Chief reported in the hours immediately after the incident.
On Wed., before police fired at Russell, he emerged from his home and advanced toward officers with a raised gun. He was the suspect of an armed bank robbery earlier in the day.