Police: Handcuffed Suspect in Squad Car Shot Self in Head

Via Raw Story:

Shortly after his arrest twenty-one year-old Chavis Chacobie Carter was discovered shot in the head with his hands cuffed behind his back in a police car, and Jonesboro, AR police are claiming that it was suicide. His mother (and quite a few other people) is not convinced.

… Chavis Chacobie Carter had been a passenger in a pickup truck when Officer Ron Marsh found “some marijuana” and plastic baggies in his possession. Marsh also determined that Carter had been wanted on a warrant after he missed a court date for drug charges in DeSoto County, Mississippi.

Marsh then had Carter “exit the patrol unit, placed him into handcuffs, searched him a second time then placed him into the back seat of the patrol unit.”

Jonesboro Police Sergeant Lyle Waterworth told WREG that Carter had been “handcuffed behind his back and double locked, and searched.”

At that point, Officer Keith Baggett believed a passing car ran over a piece of metal in the road because he heard “a loud thump with a metallic sound.” Baggett said he then heard “several thumps” after Marsh released the two other suspects. Marsh motioned Baggett over to the patrol car and said the 21-year-old had shot himself.

Read more at Raw Story.



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26 Comments on "Police: Handcuffed Suspect in Squad Car Shot Self in Head"

  1. JohnFrancisBittrich | Aug 2, 2012 at 9:09 am |

    Putting aside the unlikelihood that a person who was thoroughly searched and stuffed in the back of a squad car with their hands cuffed behind their back could even physically manage to shoot themselves in the temple… if young men are killing themselves over the charge of marijuana possession, perhaps it is time to rethink this country’s drug policy, eh?

  2. Resultsmanagement | Aug 2, 2012 at 9:28 am |

    Come on…are you serious?? Is this the best that they can do? I would seem nearly impossible for a person handcuffed with a hands behind back, to shoot themselves? After being searched twice for any contraband? This is a nothing but a complete cover up..it didn’t happen as they claim it did. Too many uncertainties and factual questions.

    • Tio Holtzman | Aug 2, 2012 at 11:43 am |

      “It would seem nearly impossible for a person handcuffed with hands behind back to shoot themselves?”

      Unless, of course, they were black.

  3. CosmicAmazing | Aug 2, 2012 at 9:59 am |

    Really! He shot himself in the head without any weapons and without the use of his arms? This story is much bigger than this. He must have been a really depressed alien magician with psycho kinetic powers. Otherwise we have some Pulp Fiction shit that went down; “the gun just went off” and then someone forgot to call The Wolf. In all seriousness though, the family should hire a private investigator and get some lawsuits going. The police there are assuredly covering something up.     

  4. Anarchy Pony | Aug 2, 2012 at 12:42 pm |

    I think I speak for just about every sane person when I say; Bullshit!

  5. Nunzio X | Aug 2, 2012 at 1:04 pm |

    I’m reminded of an old Richard Pryor routine that went something like this:

    “N***** Commits Suicide: Shoot Self 43 Times.”

    • reminds me of a joke i hear they tell in various african countries:

      -Hey, it turns out he got in a car crash and died
      -Oh? what was the cause of death?

  6. What you’ve never heard of “suicide by cop”?  The story is like this, Man barricades self in a structure and shouts “I ain’t going back to prison!” exits the building with gun in hand and screams as he raises his gun hand, thus “forcing” the officers  to open fire.  The ‘Perp’ knew before he exited the building the cops would respond with deadly force.  Thus “suicide by cop”.  This the same title, different scenario, same results.

  7. Common Law | Aug 2, 2012 at 2:35 pm |

    A man murdered a man in the back of a car, so… what would ordinarily happen when someone murders someone in the back of a car?

  8. To quote George Carlin, “When you’re born into this world you get a free ticket to the freak show. When you are born in America, you get a front row seat”. This country is sickening. I have lived in two foreign countries and am seriously considering leaving again. One of the things that bothers me to no end is how so many claim this is a Christian nation. That is why I don’t go to church anymore. Jesus would be ashamed at what this country has become. I blame the baby boomers. They are so full of shit. They are the greediest, most selfish generation in human history. We are only as strong as our weakest link. This ‘F you, I got mine’ mentality is what has ruined this country.

  9. that’s not any more odd
    than when Gary Webb shot himself in the head twice

    I’m willing to bet this pig walks
    just like all the others

  10. The Baffler | Aug 3, 2012 at 2:16 am |

    Reminds me of when the Soviets would execute a dissident by shooting him in the back of the head 5 times and claim suicide.

  11. Evaparodi18 | Aug 3, 2012 at 4:28 am |


  12. if the abortion clinic misses a target, its the police’s place to pick up the slack amirite?

  13. Mister Positivity | Aug 3, 2012 at 7:36 pm |

    what is this, “shitty news dot com?”  you people are fixated on the ass hole part of life.

  14.  Those two officers should have been charged with MURDER immediately, then had their blood tested for gunpowder residue (which remains in your system for up to 48 hours after you fire ANY weapon). ANYONE who buys their story is a total f-ing MORON.

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