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Parents of US teenager Michael Brown reject police apology

The parents of the unarmed black teenager gunned down by police in Ferguson in the US have rejected an apology by the city's top cop.

Michael Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, said Darren Wilson, the white officer who fired the gun, should instead be arrested.

The 18-year-old's death sparked days of widespread rioting.

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Medical examiner: Six bullets struck Missouri teen

Six bullets struck Missouri teen Michael Brown before he died, according to a medical examiner who conducted an autopsy on behalf of the family.

Dr. Michael M. Baden said six bullets struck Michael Brown.

Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the city of New York, said six bullets hit the teen but some of them may have reentered his body a number of times, including one that created five wounds.

He added that only three bullets were recovered from Brown's body he had not had access to the X-rays showing where they were found which would help him clarify the results.

Pointing to an entry wound at the top of the teens head, he said: “This one here looks like his head was bent downward. It can be because he’s giving up, or because he’s charging forward at the officer.”

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