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Autopsy: Chavis Carter death a suicide

by The Associated Press | August 20, 2012 at 12:08 p.m.
An officer prepares to search Chavis Carter in this still from dash-cam footage released by the Jonesboro Police Department. An autopsy report released Monday ruled Carter's death a suicide.

— An autopsy report lists the death of a man who was shot in the head while his hands were cuffed behind him in an Arkansas patrol car as a suicide.


Chavis Carter autopsy report

The Jonesboro Police Department has released dash-cam footage of a traffic stop and arrest of Chavis Carter. Police say Carter later shot himself while in custody.

Police dash-cam video in Carter case

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The Jonesboro Police Department on Thursday released video and audio of some of its interviews with witnesses in the death of Chavis Carter.

Police interviews in Chavis Carter case

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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.

Police have said officers had frisked Carter twice after a traffic stop without finding a gun before he was fatally shot July 28.

Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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