Something ain’t right in the milk!!! … According to reports, an Autopsy has ruled that the death of 20 year-old Chavis Carter, who was shot while handcuffed in the back of a Jonesboro, Arkansas police car, was in fact a suicide. More details below………………..
According to the Associated Press:
The state crime lab report says that the muzzle of a gun was placed against the right side of 21-year-old Chavis Carter’s head when it was fired. Jonesboro police released the report to The Associated Press and other news organizations Monday under a Freedom of Information Act request.
The report says the manner of death was ruled a suicide based on autopsy findings and investigative conclusions from the Jonesboro police department.
However, the autopsy was done by the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory and in the filed report it states:
In consideration of the circumstances of death and after autopsy of the body, it is our opinion that Chavis Carter, a 21-year-old black male, died of a gunshot wound of the head.
The agencies responsible for the investigation of his death were the Jonesboro.
Police Department and the Craighead County Coroner’s Office. They reported that he was detained during a traffic stop.
He was cuffed and placed into a police car, where apparently he produced a weapon, and despite being handcuffed, shot himself in the head.
At autopsy, the cause of death was a perforating gunshot wound of the head. At the
time of discharge, the muzzle of the gun was placed against the right temporal scalp.
The bullet perforated the cranial cavity, causing brain injuries, skull fractures, and death.
The bullet exited the left side of the head. The manner of death is based on both autopsy findings and the investigative conclusions of the Jonesboro Police Department.
But according to Police officials,
Above is a pic of a policeman trying to demonstrate how the youngster killed himself. (But when since a cop is letting a handcuff civilian in the back of their car??)