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Police Say Handcuffed Man Shot Himself

Posted by Steve Rogers | August 07, 2012 / 01:36pm | Local News
By The Associated Press
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP)-- Police in northeastern Arkansas say a Mississippi man fatally shot himself while handcuffed in the back of a patrol car.

Police say 21-year-old Chavis Carter killed himself July 28 after he was detained in Jonesboro because of outstanding warrants.

About 300 people attended a candlelight vigil for Carter on Monday night at a Jonesboro church.

Addressing those gathered, the Rev. Adrian Rodgers said everyone is confused about how Carter could have fired a gun while handcuffed, but that they shouldn't blame the police.

Police tell The Jonesboro Sun that witness statements and dash-cam video support the accounts from officers, who say Carter shot himself with a handgun in the back seat of the car.
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