So 21 year old Chavis Carter is in a car with two friends, when they get pulled over after a report that there was a "suspicious car" in the neighborhood. The three people get searched, they find a tiny bag of pot on Chavis, handcuff him and run a background check on him. They find out he has an outstanding warrant for possession in another state, so they unhandcuff him, search him again, re-handcuff him, and put him in the back of the police car. They let the other two people go.
At some point the young man calls his girlfriend to tell her that he was going to be late, and that he would see her when he got out of the police station.
And then, he changes his mind, produces a loaded gun that he had successfully hidden from police during his two body searches, and with his hands handcuffed behind his back, seated in the back of a police car, he decides to commit suicide with his hidden gun, and still handcuffed, the left handed Carter successfully shoots himself in the right temple.
And the police didn't even notice. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/20/chavis-carter-autopsy_n_1812233.html
I know that this is not a religious issue. But I can't help but feel that it requires a real act of faith to buy this story.
I was SHOCKED to see the headlines declaring that the autopsy confirms suicide.
The medical examiners report is online right now, with the words "Do Not Copy" written all over it. So it might not be on the internet for long.
And just in case you are going to defer to the medical professionals and their opinion about the cause of death, please read the closing opinion - which basically said he died of a gunshot wound and the police said it was suicide. OPINION:
In consideration of the circumstances of death and after autopsy of the body, it is our opinion that
Chavis Carter, a 21-year-old black male, died of a gunshot wound of the head. The agencies
responsible for the investigation of his death were the Jonesboro Police Department and the
Craighead County Coroner's Office. They reported that he was detained during a traffic stop.
He was cuffed and placed into a police car, where apparently he produced a weapon, and despite
being handcuffed, shot himself in the head.
At autopsy, the cause of death was a perforating gunshot wound of the head. At the time of
discharge, the muzzle of the gun was placed against the right temporal scalp. The bullet
perforated the cranial cavity, causing brain injuries, skull fractures, and death. The bullet exited
the left side of the head. The manner of death is based on both autopsy findings and the
investigative conclusions of the Jonesboro Police Department.
MANNER OF DEATH: Suicidehttp://www.kait8.com/story/19321242/medical-examiners-report-into-the-chavis-carter-shooting