HUFFINGTON POST: Police Say Chavis Carter Called Girlfriend From Squad Car

Source: Jeannie Nuss / AP / The Huffington Post

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The girlfriend of a man who was fatally shot in the back of an Arkansas patrol car told an investigator that he called her from the car and said he had a gun with him, police said Wednesday.

Jonesboro police released a four-page statement to the media that it said briefly described its investigation to date into the July 28 death of 21-year-old Chavis Carter. The death was ruled a suicide in an autopsy report released earlier this week.

Carter’s girlfriend also told the investigator that Carter told her he loved her and that he was scared, according to the statement, which did not identify the woman.

Phone records showed Carter made two calls, at least one of which was from the back of the patrol car, police said.

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  • Are the cops not supposed to search him first before putting him in the back seat? Were the cops careless to leave a gun in the backseat? How did he make the phone call when his hands were cuffed behind him? This is just ridiculous and unbelievable.