Chavis Carter

This time last summer, Jonesboro, Ark. police were under fire for the case of Chavis Carter —a man authorities claimed shot himself while handcuffed in the back of a squad car– and now comes a similarly confusing officer-involved incident. A man, suspected of stealing a car was gunned down by Little Rock Police Department Officer […]

The Arkansas police officer who frisked Chavis Carter will be reprimanded for failing to properly search the young man, Jonesboro Police Chief Michael Yates said Tuesday (Aug. 28). Carter was handcuffed in the back of a squad car when authorities claim that he shot himself in the head. In a phone conversation with his girlfriend, he […]

More news in the shooting death of Chavis Carter may crumble the theory that he did not commit suicide. Carter was shot while in the back of an Arkansas police car in late July, and while the Jonesboro Police Department believes that he took his own life, family and friends beg to differ. On Wednesday […]

Arkansas police are trying their best to hide what really happened to Chavis Carter. The 21-year-old was shot dead while in the backseat of a squad car, yet the crime lab failed to run a test on the gun residue. The state’s decision not to complete the test is common practice for homicides and suicides.

An autopsy report has been completed in the shooting death of Chavis Carter, and has concluded that he shot himself in the head while handcuffed in the back of a cop car, last month. The report, released by the Arkansas crime lab Monday (Aug. 20) was signed by three medical examiners and reveals that the […]

Police in Jonesboro, Ark. are attempting to wipe the slate clean amid allegations that they are covering up the shooting death of Chavis Carter, which they claim was a suicide. Earlier in the week, the department released a taped reenactment in hopes of proving their theory that the 21-year-old shot himself in the head while […]

Police in Jonesboro, Ark. have released a video reenacted how Chavis Carter could have shot himself in the head, while handcuffed. As previously reported, police concluded their investigation and determined that the 21-year-old committed suicide. Carter was pulled over  in late July, alongside to other people. The other men were let go, and after running […]

Police in Jonesboro, Arkansas have completed their investigation into the death of Chavis Carter, and have concluded that he somehow killed himself while handcuffed. Carter was pulled over in late July, and placed in the back of a police car on an outstanding warrant stemming from a previous drug charge. Officers claims that after he […]

The FBI announced Thursday (Aug. 2) that it will join the investigation into the shooting death of 21-year-old Chavis Carter. Carter was pulled over by Arkansas police, handcuffed, and put in the back of a squad car. From there, cops claim that he somehow managed to shoot himself in the right temple, despite being left-handed. […]

Police officers in Jonesboro, Ark. have some explaining to do, after a suspect was found shot in the head after being put in the back of a squad car, Saturday (July 28) night. Chavis Carter was riding in a pickup truck when he was stopped by police. After searching the vehicle and running Carter’s information, […]