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Family: Man wouldn't shoot self in Ark. patrol car

 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The family of a young man who was fatally shot in an Arkansas patrol car while his hands were cuffed behind his back says he wasn't the type of person who would kill himself.

Jonesboro police initially said 21-year-old Chavis Carter shot himself in the head after officers stopped a truck that Carter was riding in. The officers searched Carter twice and found a small bag of marijuana but no gun until after they saw Carter bleeding in the back of a patrol car late last month.

Police Chief Michael Yates said it appears that Carter shot himself, but he said he's waiting on autopsy results which could provide more details about the shooting.
Carter's great-aunt says Carter didn't have a sad bone in his body.

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