The Michigan State Police report that the autopsy results are in for the man involved in a police chase and shooting in Alger County Monday July 15.
Officials say that 47-year-old Timothy Mitchell died of injuries he sustained due to a gunshot wound. The autopsy was performed by Pathologist Dr. George Krzymowski, MD and assistant Lisa Rogers. The official report is pending as well as all toxicology obtained during the autopsy.
The patrol car camera system video from the incident has been obtained by detectives and is being reviewed.
Mitchell led a Munising city officer on a high speed chase following reports of Mitchell leaving the scene of an altercation in Christmas intoxicated. The chase ended when Mitchell crashed his car on Buckhorn Road. The pursuing officer shot the suspect, but there is no information on when and how many times the Mitchell was shot. Mitchell was pronounced dead at the scene.
Lieutenant Greg Cunningham of the State Police Gladstone Post reports that he believes Mitchell did not have a gun, but that has not yet been confirmed. Authorites report that it may be a week or more until they get the results from the accident re-constructionist, the detectives investigation, audio from the 911 call, and interviews from those who made the initial call to the police.
The incident remains under investigation, and we will release further information as it develops.