Preliminary autopsy results of the four Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents who died in Sunday’s raid on Mount Carmel indicate that at least two of the agents died from wounds caused by “a high velocity gunshot.”
McLennan County Justice of the Peace Cindy Evans said the preliminary autopsy reports for agents Conway LeBleu, 30, and Robert J. Williams, 26, both of the ATF New Orleans field division, indicated they died from injuries caused by “a high velocity gunshot” to the head area.
Williams also suffered a wound to the neck, she said.
Dr. Marc Krouse, who performed the autopsies on Williams and LeBleu, noted that LeBleu suffered a gunshot wound to the left shoulder as well.
The autopsy report indicates that he died from “cranocerebral trauma,” and Williams suffered “cranocerebral and cervical-spinal trauma,” she said.
McLennan County Justice of the Peace David Pareya said preliminary autopsy results on agent Steve Willis, 32, of the ATF Houston field division indicate Willis died from injuries caused by a gunshot wound to the left side of the face.
Pareya also said results indicate that Todd McKeehan, 28, of the New Orleans field division died from injuries caused by a gunshot wound to the right upper chest.
Evans said Krouse was able to remove bullet fragments from LeBleu’s left shoulder; however, ballistics reports on the fragments were not available.
The reports would tell officials which guns the fatal bullets came from.
FBI Special Agent Joe Hanley said both the FBI and the ATF have the capability to perform the ballistics tests, but he couldn’t confirm who would do them.