Virginia Live TV Shooter Death Photo Shopped

9/7/2015 12:50 AM PDT

Virginia Live TV Shooter -- Death Photo Shopped

EXCLUSIVE

Someone snuck a picture during the autopsy of Vester Flanagan, the man who shot and killed a Virginia reporter and cameraman, and it's being shopped around to the media.

We were contacted by someone who sent the pic, taken on an autopsy table. We passed, but whoever called seems determined to make a quick buck.

The photo is pretty gruesome ... taken mid-autopsy with a slit open chest. It looks like the person who took the pic lifted the sheet for a better view.

We sent the pic over to the Northern Virginia Medical Examiner and they confirmed the pic is not anything taken for official purposes.