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Death certificate confirms officers killed man with shot to the head

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SOUTHAVEN, MS (WMC) -

The death certificate for a man killed by Southaven officers is now public record.

Officers shot and killed Ismael Lopez on July 23 when they arrived at the wrong house to serve a warrant.  

Officers said Lopez pointed a gun at them, but his family and attorney's said he didn't have a gun on him. Lopez's attorney said officers shot Lopez in the back of the head through a closed door. 

Lopez's death certificate confirmed his cause of death was a shot to the head. However, it does not go into detail about what part of Lopez's head the bullet hit.

That information should be released in the autopsy report. District Attorney John Champion said that report will most likely not be released soon.

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