Freddie Gray, 25, was arrested in Baltimore on April 12, and died after obtaining injuries while in police custody. The Baltimore Sun reports that according to the autopsy, Gray’s death has been ruled a homicide.

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Gray suffered a severe spinal cord injury, which the coroner calls a “high-energy injury.” It is reported that he sustained the injuries when the police van Gray was cuffed in suddenly decelerated.

The state medical examiner’s office concluded that Gray’s death could not be ruled an accident, and was instead a homicide, because officers failed to follow safety procedures “through acts of omission.”

The medical examiner – Dr. David Fowler – says that although he was laying on his stomach, he somehow was thrown onto his feet, and hit the wall during a change of direction. He was not strapped in, however, his wrists and ankles were shackled, putting him “at risk for an unsupported fall during acceleration or deceleration of the van.”

The autopsy report was completed April 30, the day before State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced criminal charges against the officers. The autopsy has not been made public, and the deadline for releasing evidence in the case to defense lawyers is Friday. A copy of the autopsy was obtained and verified by sources who requested anonymity because of the high-profile nature of the case.

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The news of homicide comes one day after the six Baltimore officers plead not guilty in Gray’s death.