Colorado Springs liquor store owner Donat Herr was killed during a late night robbery by a single bullet, according to the autopsy report.
The bullet entered Herr's right side and traveled downward, piercing his liver, stomach and kidney before exiting, the recently released autopsy report said. He died within the hour.
There was no evidence the shot was fired at close range, the report said.
The El Paso County Coroner's office initially fought to seal Herr's autopsy on grounds it could "substantially impact" police detectives' hunt for a third suspect in the shooting.
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Autopsy: Colorado Springs liquor store owner killed by single bullet fired from above