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Autopsy: Imam shot 20 times in FBI raid

Image: Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah, imam of the Masjid Al-Haqq mosque in Detroit.
Luqman Ameen Abdullah, imam of the Masjid Al-Haqq mosque in Detroit.Ron Foster Sharif / Muslim Alliance of North America via AP file
/ Source: The Associated Press

An autopsy report shows that a Muslim prayer leader suffered 20 gunshot wounds during an FBI raid at a warehouse in a Detroit suburb where agents were attempting to arrest him.

The report released Monday by the Wayne County medical examiner's office indicates that Luqman Ameen Abdullah was shot once in the back. An initial review of the report mistakenly cited 21 wounds.

Earlier Monday, Dearborn Police Chief Ron Haddad said it would take several more weeks for his department to complete its investigation into the Oct. 28 shooting.

According to the FBI, Abdullah was a leader of a national radical Sunni group that wants to create an Islamic state within the U.S. Most members are black.

That Islamic state, investigators said, would be ruled by Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown, who is serving a life sentence for killing two Georgia police officers.

Abdullah's mosque has dismissed as "utterly preposterous" the allegations that he was part of a radical group. And his family has denied allegations that he was anti-government.

The FBI says Abdullah, 53, was fatally shot after firing at agents and resisting arrest. Agents wanted him on charges of weapons violations and conspiracy to sell stolen goods, one of 11 people named in a criminal complaint and later arrested.