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Autopsy concludes singer Wayne Mills shot in back of head

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Mills died on November 23 following an argument with the owner of the downtown Nashville bar Pit and Barrel. Mills died on November 23 following an argument with the owner of the downtown Nashville bar Pit and Barrel.
NASHVILLE, TN (WAFF) -

A country music star killed last November officially died from a gunshot to the back of the head, according to the medical examiner's report obtained by WAFF.

The autopsy for Arab, AL native Wayne Mills also stated that the singer-songwriter's blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit, 0.221, when he died. Amphetamines were also found in Mills' system, according to the toxicology report.

The assistant medical examiner found other injuries to Mills, such as two fractured ribs, bruises on his chest, arms and legs, and cuts to his face.

Mills died on November 23 following an argument with the owner of the downtown Nashville bar Pit and Barrel. A friend with Mills the night he was shot told WSMV-TV that Chris Ferrell, the owner, and Mills began arguing after Mills was caught smoking in a no-smoking area of his bar.

The autopsy concluded that Mills was not shot at close range.

Ferrell told police the night of the incident that he shot Mills in self-defense. He has since been released from jail on a $150,000 bond and is charged with second degree murder.

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