21 year old, Chavis Carter was shot in the head during an arrest made on Saturday night in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Carter was arrested during a stop. An officer reportedly found marijuana, and found that he had a warrant from Mississippi. So, police made an arrest.
Police reported that he was searched twice, handcuffed behind his back and double-locked. Minutes later, police say they heard a “thumping noise”, and they turned around and found Carter shot in the head. Sargent Waterworth thinks the 21 year old pulled out a gun and shot himself in the right temple after he was already handcuffed and in the car.
His mother, Teresa Carter, disagrees. She says, “I think they killed him, he told his girlfriend he was going to call her from jail. He was shot in the right temple and he is left-handed…He wasn’t suicidal at all…Something doesn’t add up.”
The two officers who were present when Carter was found shot were placed on administrative leave.