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AUTOPSY SHOWS INMATE KILLED WAS SHOT 17 TIMES

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An autopsy revealed the Robertson County, Tennessee inmate killed after he reportedly stabbed a deputy with a screwdriver inside a Vanderbilt University medical clinic was shot 17 times. The incident happened on June 28, 2017 at the Thompson Lane clinic at 100 Oaks, where inmate Rodney Cole was scheduled for a routine check-up for a medical condition. It was previously reported that Cole, a convicted bank robber, asked to use the restroom when one of the two deputies accompanying him was attacked. During the altercation, which critically injured Deputy Josh Wiley, Cole suffered “multiple gunshot wounds at the hands of another(s).” The 37-year-old died at the scene. According to the autopsy performed, Cole suffered a single gunshot wound to his head and five to his chest, damaging his heart and lungs. He also had six other gunshot wounds to his abdomen, two to his upper right arm, one to his right thigh and one to his left pinky finger. The autopsy also stated his groin was also grazed by a bullet and he has multiple, small abrasions on his body. There were no signs of drugs or alcohol in his system at the time of his death.

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