Lethal head injury due to tear-gas cartridge gunshots has been reported. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Lethal head injury due to tear-gas cartridge gunshots.
Forensic Sci Int. 2003 Oct 14 ;137(1):45-51. PMID: 14550613
Department of Forensic Medicine, Rouen University Hospital, 1 rue de Germont, Charles Nicolle, Rouen Cedex 76031, France. firstname.lastname@example.org
We report a fatal head injury caused by a tear-gas cartridge and point out the underestimated potential injury of this type of weapon. Gas pressure wounds and the death mechanisms are also described. A review of the literature and forensic considerations of head injury without projectile are presented.