Chavis Carter was the passenger in a pickup pulled over by Jonesboro police on July 29, 2012. A search revealed small amounts of cannabis on Carter and a search of the police database revealed Carter had an outstanding warrant. Police promptly arrested Carter and put him in the back of a squad car, where they claim he committed suicide with a semi-automatic, .380-claiber Cobra pistol, which police claim he must have kept hidden on his person despite being searched twice. With his hands cuffed behind his back. With an entry wound in the right temple, when the man was left-handed.
July 29, 2012