Jonesboro Police have shed new light in the shooting death of 21-year-old Chavis Carter as newly released information about the gun used, suggests it’s possible the bizarre incident did in fact happen.
Carter died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head while handcuffed in a patrol car on July 28th after being pulled over by Jonesboro police.
In the new info released by Jonesboro police it has been revealed that a small .380 caliber cobra semi-auto firearm was discovered along with an expended case and a projectile, which was recovered in the back of the vehicle.
Investigators said the firearm found in the patrol car had previously been reported stolen by a Jonesboro resident.
As reported by Kait8 News:
These pieces of evidence were packaged and sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab along with Carter’s body after he died at nearby hospital a short time after the shooting.
A number of witnesses were interviewed, and police said their statements were consistent with the officers’ accounts of what happened and with the dash cam video from both cruisers. Officers said the statements and the audio/video evidence from the dash cams account for the policemen’s actions from the beginning of the stop until the arrival of the ambulance.
The report also said the evidence indicates that neither officer removed his weapon, fired a shot or was in a position to enter the vehicle where Carter was detained in a manner that would allow for them to injure Carter.
Police are continuing the search for witnesses and anticipation further investigation.
The release of this latest evidence suggests that even though the incident was odd, it’s probable that it did happen. There are still many unanswered questions that the Jonesboro community needs to know. Stay tuned for the latest
SOURCE: Kait 8 News