According to the inquest, Usman Khan was injured by only 12 of the 20 rounds fired by police.
An inquest investigating the killing of Fishmongers’ Hall terrorist Usman Khan heard that only 12 of the 20 rounds fired at him found their target, with only three inflicting fatal injuries.
Armed policemen showered Khan with bullets on London Bridge just minutes after he murdered Cambridge graduates Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, in a hall on the Thames’s banks.
On November 2019, barely 11 months after his release from an eight-year prison sentence, convicted terrorist Khan was attending a prisoner education alumni event at the great building.
He tied knives to his hands before starting his murderous attack on Ms Jones and Mr Merritt, as well as several other participants, before fleeing the hall and being shot dead on London Bridge.
In forensic pathology, only a small percentage of injuries result in immediate incapacitation.
Despite receiving 12 gunshot wounds, forensic pathologist Dr Ashley Fegan-Earl told the court that several of them were minor.
At 14.02, two shots were fired, but Khan continued to move around on the floor until 14.10, when he was hit by another 18 rounds.
He was able to sit up for a short while before passing out.
The jury was shown computer-generated representations of the bullets’ path through his body, with many passing through layers of skin, fat, and muscle yet missing his vital organs.
One bullet pierced his shoulder, carved a shallow wound through his chest and belly, and exited through his left leg, while another pierced his shoulder, carved a shallow hole through his chest and belly, and exited through his left leg.
He was also shot just above the crotch, with the bullet traveling through his pelvis and exiting just above the level of his right buttock, but missing important blood vessels and organs once again.
Only three bullets, which struck his thoracic aorta, left lung, and kidneys, could have resulted in the catastrophic hemorrhage that led to his loss of consciousness.
Other people at the gathering attempted to incapacitate Khan before armed policemen arrived, hitting him with a chair, a fire extinguisher, and even a fire extinguisher. (This is a brief piece.)