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Video: Chavis Carter Shot in Back of Police Car, While Handcuffed

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In Jonesboro, Arkansas, 21-year-old Chavis Carter was reportedly shot in the back of a police car, according to ThinkProgress.org.

Officer Keith Baggett and Officer Ron Marsh reportedly found marijuana on Carter, when he was searched.

Later, during the stop, Carter was found to have an outstanding warrant in Mississippi. He was placed in the back of the police car and his hands were cuffed.

When the police officers searched Carter's vehicle again, Officer Baggett claimed he heard “a loud thump."

Police claim that the thumping noise was Carter shooting himself in the head, even though his hands were handcuffed behind his back.

Carter’s mother, Teresa, told WREG-TV: “I think they killed him, my son wasn’t suicidal.”

She also said that Carter called his girlfriend, after he was pulled over by police and told her that he would call her from the police station. Another odd fact is that Carter was shot in his right temple, even though he was left-handed.

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