Ark. Police Say Handcuffed Man Shot Himself In Back Of Patrol Car

Source: AP / The Sacramento Bee

JONESBORO, Ark. — Authorities in Jonesboro are investigating after a handcuffed man fatally shot himself while sitting in the back of a patrol car.

The Jonesboro Sun reports that 21-year-old Chavis Chacobie Carter shot himself Saturday night. Carter, who was from Southaven, Miss., had been picked up on a felony warrant from Mississippi.

Jonesboro Police Chief Mike Yates says his department is conducting an internal investigation after the death.

A police report says Carter was in the back of a patrol car with his hands cuffed behind his back when officers discovered he’d been shot. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.

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  • MsMary

    We had something like that happen here in Indianapolis, I didn’t believe it then and I don’t believe it now….