Chavis Carter: They say it was Suicide


Asking the average person, how a man handcuffed behind his back, find a gun on his person and then shoot himself in the temple.. often leaves them shaking their heads..

Then when you add that the person, was pat down by the police not once but twice…..more shaking.

Judge Judy often say’s if it doesn’t make sense then it’s not true.

Chavis Carters death was ruled a suicide.

The report from the Arkansas state crime lab says Chavis Carter, 21, tested positive for methamphetamine, anti-anxiety medication and other drugs. The report also says Carter’s blood tested positive for at least trace amounts of the anti-anxiety medication diazepam and the painkiller oxycodone. His urine test returned a positive result for marijuana.

CASE CLOSED?

“How (did) he shoot himself in his right temple and he (was) left-handed? In handcuffs?”

Jonesboro Police says Chavis Carter was searched twice.  They found  a small amount of marijuana. After the first search, an officer put Carter into a patrol car without handcuffing him. He was later searched again, handcuffed and returned to the same car.

“It’s obvious they did miss the weapon on the first search. It is likely, since he was placed into the car un-handcuffed the first time, that he had an opportunity to stash the weapon in the car,” Jonesboro Police Chief Michael Yates said last week. “The second search, which was more thorough and inclusive, did not disclose the weapon either.”

Officers a short time later saw Carter slumped over in the backseat and covered in blood with his hands still cuffed, according to the police report, which concluded he had managed to conceal the handgun with which he shot himself. He later died at a hospital.

The FBI also is monitoring the case, and the local branch of the NAACP has called for a thorough investigation into the death of Carter, who was black. Two other men who were in a truck with him during the stop and the two officers who were on the scene are white, according to police.

On Monday night dozens of Carter family supporters gathered outside the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn., for a candlelight vigil. One man read part of the autopsy report as he stood at the podium and some continued to demand answers about how Chavis Carter died.

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