Man killed by Texas troopers had 16 gunshot wounds: autopsy report

A black man who was fatally shot by Texas state troopers had 16 gunshot wounds, according to an autopsy report. 

The man, Schaston Hodge, was shot in the torso, head and thighs, per the report, which was obtained Friday by The Dallas Morning News

Hodge was killed in August in an incident involving Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers, Joshua Engleman and Robert Litvin, who were patrolling South Dallas, according to The News. 


The newspaper reported that Engleman and Litvin, who are white, were put on paid leave after the shooting and that it is not clear whether they are working again. 

DPS spokesperson Lt. Lonny Haschel told the Morning News that an investigation was undertaken on by the Dallas County District Attorney’s office, but that a grand jury decided not to indict.  

“The entire incident, captured on video, was presented to a Dallas County Grand Jury and returned a No Bill,” Haschel told the paper in an email. 

The News reported that the autopsy report also said that Hodge had alcohol and marijuana in his system.

Shandra Brackens-Hodge, Hodge's mother, criticized the troopers in a statement. 

“They killed my son like he was an animal. They shot my son 16 times, they almost blew his head off,” she said, according to the newspaper.