According to Pastor Adrian Rodgers, a community leader in Jonesboro, Arkansas, the preliminary report on the death of Chavis Carter, the 21-year-old who allegedly shot himself while handcuffed in the back of a patrol car, is expected to come out early next week. The report should have information on the angle and distance from which the bullet was shot, which may help clarify whether or not Carter committed suicide.
The Jonesboro police release a statement with more details of their account of Carter’s death. You can read the full release here. The police state “how Carter suffered his apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound remains unexplained and investigation of this part of the investigations continues given the unusual nature of this event.”