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Pulse investigation turned over to State Attorney

Investigation is into the shooting death of attacker

Photo taken July 16 shows visitors taking photos and leaving items at a makeshift memorial outside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. (AP photo by John Raoux)
Photo taken July 16 shows visitors taking photos and leaving items at a makeshift memorial outside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. (AP photo by John Raoux) (AP photo by John Raoux)

ORLANDO, Fla. – The investigation into the killing of the Pulse nightclub mass shooter was turned over to the State Attorney on Wednesday.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement turned over the investigation to the Office of Jeff Ashton, State Attorney for the 9th Judicial Circuit.

FDLE investigated the shooting death of the attacker, 29-year-old Omar Mateen. Officers killed him after a standoff in July.

Mateen was hit in the top of the head, abdomen, right calf, twice in the chest and three times in the right foot.

There is no evidence that any of the shots were from close range, according to the report signed by Orange County medical examiner Joshua Stephany.

The FDLE case will remain active until a determination is made by the State Attorney regarding the actions of the law enforcement officers.

Mateen killed 49 people at Pulse. Autopsies revealed they died after suffering from a collective 260 bullet wounds.