Jonesboro Police Chief Michael Yates has revealed more details about the ongoing investigation into the strange case of 21-year-old Chavis Carter, who police say shot himself in the temple while handcuffed in the back of a police car.
As Reported by Think Progress:
Yates appeared on the Jane Velez Mitchell Show Wednesday evening, and said the situation was “bizarre” and “defies logic at first glance." He has reviewed the car’s dashboard camera and spoken to witnesses who say the officers were outside the car when Carter was shot.
Here is what Yates said:
There’s no indication of any projectiles coming from outside the vehicle. We’ve reviewed the dashcam video and as late as today managed to have some witnesses come forward that observed the incident from start to finish. And their statements tend to support that whatever transpired in the back of that police car transpired in the back with the officers in a different location.
The situation is indeed bizaare and a ful investigation is in order. A vigil is planned for Carter on Monday night.