How was Chavis Carter (pictured here) shot while handcuffed?


Police in Jonesboro, Arkansas have launched an investigation into how 21-year-old Chavis Carter was shot in the head while he sat handcuffed in the back of a patrol car Saturday night.

According to Officers Keith Baggett and Ron Marsh who was on the scene, “Carter was in the passenger seat of a pickup truck that was pulled over by police just before 10 pm. Officer Marsh found “some marijuana” and several new plastic baggies when he searched Carter.

When they (police) ran Carter’s information through dispatch, they found that he was wanted on a warrant in Mississippi, where he lived. The cops then handcuffed him, searched him again, and put him in the back of the patrol car. While Baggett searched the vehicle, he claims he heard “a loud thump with a metallic sound” on his trunk and saw Marsh motion to him.

The thumping noise, according to the cops, was Carter shooting himself in the head.

The police report attributed the death to a self-inflicted gunshot wound, though when the two officers opened the squad car door, they found Carter’s hands were still cuffed behind his back. The gun, they said, was somehow missed in both searches.

Police believe that Chavis managed to pull out a hidden gun and shot himself in spite of the handcuffs. I’m wondering how is that even possible? 

Carter’s mother, Teresa, however, suspects foul play: “I think they killed him, my son wasn’t suicidal.”

According to Teresa, Carter called his girlfriend while he was pulled over to tell her he’d call her from jail. She also said her son was shot in his right temple, when he was left-handed.

The two officers involved are now on administrative leave until the investigation concludes.

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102 thoughts on “How was Chavis Carter (pictured here) shot while handcuffed?

  1. Officer Marsh found “some marijuana” and several new plastic baggies when he searched Carter.
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    so you can find the weed and the tiny bags but you can’t find a gun? GTFOH of course they killed him.

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    • so you can find the weed and the tiny bags but you can’t find a gun? GTFOH of course they killed him.
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      EXACTLY!!!! This is some made up bullshit.

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      • so you can find the weed and the tiny bags but you can’t find a gun? GTFOH of course they killed him.
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        They are str8 LYIN!!!! knowing damn well they killed him.

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  2. How do you search an individual twice and not find a handgun? A knife ok but a handgun? They can easily check his hands for gun powder to determine if he pulled the trigger.

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  3. what they are saying doesn’t make sense and if it doesn’t make sense then it’s NOT TRUE!

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  4. see shit like this is serious and yet we worried about a buncha other Bullshit!!! of course they killed him the details don’t make sense.

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  5. I dont’ see how one can shoot himself in the head while handcuffed…furthermore you found baggies of weed, but you didn’t find a damn pistol?!?! GTFOH!

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  6. I don’t believe this story. 😦 not even for a second.

    How the heyul was he able to get to a gun that they couldn’t find on him while he was HANDCUFFED in a police car to be able to shoot himself.

    Something bout this aint right.

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  7. Of course they killed this young black man. He was probably telling them the truth about how they are devils, pigs etc. And did the unthinkable and of course he’s a black man in a white man’s world so they will def get off with that bullshit lie…. GRRRRRRRRRRRR

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  8. Thing that pisses me off MOST about these kinds of cases isn’t that they happen. It’s that when they happen, the ones involved are so lazy and/or sure of themselves that they will try and feed the questioning public straight bullsht and tell us it’s a spoonful of sugar.

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  9. I really want to see some stats on how often suspects arrive to the station or booking after the arresting officer missed the gun in a search. How often does that happen?

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  10. Our black men are being murderd, too many cover ups, and many never get solved. Let someone murder a gay person, in a hate crime. It’s all over the news, and justice is almost always served. Let it be a black man, and unless he was an athlete, a celebs son, it’s just one less black man. . SAD

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    • Our black men are being murderd, too many cover ups, and many never get solved. Let someone murder a gay person, in a hate crime. It’s all over the news, and justice is almost always served. Let it be a black man, and unless he was an athlete, a celebs son, it’s just one less black man. . SAD

      I totally agree. These people (white people) don’t give a damn about the black man. And the only time the gay ones care about his murder is if they think they can work the hate crime angle, otherwise toss him to the side.

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      • Our black men are being murderd, too many cover ups, and many never get solved. Let someone murder a gay person, in a hate crime. It’s all over the news, and justice is almost always served. Let it be a black man, and unless he was an athlete, a celebs son, it’s just one less black man. . SAD

        Yeah but this has to STOP! I mean when is ENOUGH a fuckin NUFF! These cops need to be held accountable one way or another.

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      • Yeah but this has to STOP!
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        But where do we START in order for this to STOP!!!! These cops feel as though they have a license to kill a negroe.

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    • Guess the problems with black WO-men start with black WO-men

      I Felt it DESERVED a “Matching Set” Though

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      • problems with black men start with black men
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        You can’t stop a dirty cop(s). So did Shawn Bell cause reason to be shot dozens of times the night before his wedding? Black men can better themselves, but you act like all black men are crimminals.

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      • @Anonymous
        Now is not the time for your judgemental comment!!! Seriously~
        The police officer shot this young man and murdered him. Before handcuffing a suspect, the police usually check him or her for weapons. Only then do they read the person his or her rights, before placing them under arrest and taking them to the police station. No suspect who is under arrest can have access to a gun. If he did, then the police officer who performed the arrest must be the most mentally retarded. It was murder, pure and simple.

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  11. Aw man this is horrible. Damn news like this make me angry becaise a black man ain’t worth shit to the police.

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  12. From day 1 Black men have been considered and treated as inferior and criminals in the eyes of the law. There are many many things that so many black men (all races truthfully) could be doing that they don’t do but it doesn’t change the fact that to an officer looking for a suspect or a small minded person a black man in a business suit is considered more threatening than any other race out there. It’s sad, it’s hurtful, it’s insanity but it’s the truth and unfortunately it isn’t likely to change at any time in the near future. 😦

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  13. There is an unspoken rights of passage to kill people of color in america for a few years now. There are no consquences to white police offers throught the USA to kill at random, I’m a female and very uncomfortable moving about in this country..Evil reigns especially if your willing to pull the tiger on hand cuffed and unarmed males of color in America,

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  14. Cops are lying, how the hell can you shoot yourself handcuffed? Chavis didn’t kill himself but if mom do not have any money to hire a good laywer, there will be nothing done. sad

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  15. I wonder if they treatin these cops like suspects? Gun residue test, Splatter patterns, etc.? Please keep this story in front of the public Tra……

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  16. Both officers should be fired and jailed since the other officer obviously was there and witnessed the shooting. They should be given a LIE DETECTOR TEST.

    A lie detector test should be the law of the land for all law enforcement who threatens or shoots an individual. Why not; they have all sorts of laws and rules for the American People. Racist Bastids.

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  17. Its gonna be a riot behind this right here. This young man would kill himself why? For what? Behind some weed? Oh that’s bullshit. They gotta come better than this. Curious to see how this investigation ton pan out.

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  18. This is a got dayum shame and to add INSULT to freakin INJURY they want people to believe this boy shot himself while handcuffed!

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  19. I’m REAL CURIOUS as to how ths investigation is gonna turn out. If I was his mama I would do my own investigation. I wouldn’t trust these racist sneaky ass monfuckers. I wouldn’t chance this being a cover up.

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  20. wow this story really hurts. i sure wish the dead could talk because there are so many questions that need to be answered:
    *was he in the truck alone?
    *who was driving the truck that was stopped?
    *did that driver witness what happened?
    *if so has he come forward and said anything?

    fucked up but wanna see how this will be handled. fbi needed on this one i wouldn’t stop even if i had to go to washington.

    black men murdered:
    sean bell (ny)
    danroy henry Jr (ma student)
    amadu diallo (ny)
    and this is just a drop in da bucket.

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      • was he in the truck alone?
        *who was driving the truck that was stopped?
        *did that driver witness what happened?
        *if so has he come forward and said anything?
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        Exactly

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  21. how does one kill himself by a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head while handcuffed with his hands behind his back.??? makes absolutely no sense.

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  22. so we spose to believe dude shot himself becuz he was caught with some weed. gotta come better than this bullshit son.

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  23. these cops gon ROT IN HELL for the lies they spect us to believe and the blood on they hands. we know they lyin it’s as plain as the nose on they faces.

    yeah this is fuckin sad.

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  24. what kind of racist cover up goin on in arkansas? i say we call clinton to check his state out. this story right here don’t even make sense. how da fuck can you shoot yourself handcuffed? WTF? are these crackers serious?

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  25. SMH AND THEY ALREADY HAVE THE KILLING LISTED AS A SELF-INFLICTED GUN SHOT WOUND.?? YEAH I CALL BIG TIME BULLSHIT LIE ON THIS ONE PEOPLE!!!~

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  26. This story hurts and it hurts because it’s wrong. and they are lyin to cover up the fact that this boy was murdered in cold blood. 😦 SMH No i hope his mother don’t accept what they telling her and seek justice for her son to the hilltops if necessary.

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  27. These cops “accidently” missed the gun TWICE while searching Chavis, just like the cops in Anaheim “accidently” let loose a k-9 on women and children. This is bullshit, these cops need to be held accounable (and criminally responsible) for their actions.

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  28. I’m outraged!!!!! But despite my outrage, that doesn’t take away from the fact that this is a terrible tragedy and another story of racially-motivated police brutality. Something needs to be done about this. The worst part is that these PIGS are given a vacation for shooting an unarmed African American man. Do they really expect people to believe their story? If you’re gonna murder someone, at least try to cover it up…but that might be coming next.

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  29. this does not smell right ….it’s as about as bad as the 25 year old black male in new york that was abducted by police officer and tied up in his garage. this is also under investigation he claims he broke in and tied his self up in the chair even though no break in entry was there.

    or the two young men that was in police custody in florida that just disappeared and parents never saw them again officer claim he let them go but cameras show police vehicle but nobody got out but officers also still under investigation.

    this is happening all over the country sounds like genocide to me. Furthermore got a feeling we will see an even greater increase of this happening the closer we get to elections. sounding more and more like these people have an agenda sadly though nobody watching this thing closely. by the way not just african americans but latinos as well. deliberately suppressing the black vote as well as other minorities. watch this closely very closely.

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      • BBallen,
        This sounds scary but you’re right.
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        don’t mean to scare anybody but it’s a pattern and a sad reality that i’m seeing with these cops. unfortunately i believe there is a hidden agenda to kill black men across the country.

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      • BBallen,
        This sounds scary but you’re right.
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        cosign.

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      • This sounds scary but you’re right.
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        Scary yeah but looks like this is how shit is playin out. soon there will be race riots watch!!!

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      • this does not smell right ….it’s as about as bad as the 25 year old black male in new york that was abducted by police officer and tied up in his garage. this is also under investigation he claims he broke in and tied his self up in the chair even though no break in entry was there.

        or the two young men that was in police custody in florida that just disappeared and parents never saw them again officer claim he let them go but cameras show police vehicle but nobody got out but officers also still under investigation.

        this is happening all over the country sounds like genocide to me. Furthermore got a feeling we will see an even greater increase of this happening the closer we get to elections. sounding more and more like these people have an agenda sadly though nobody watching this thing closely. by the way not just african americans but latinos as well. deliberately suppressing the black vote as well as other minorities. watch this closely very closely.
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        I believe it!

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      • this is happening all over the country sounds like genocide to me
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        please don’t say this even if you believe it.

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      • this is happening all over the country sounds like genocide to me. Furthermore got a feeling we will see an even greater increase of this happening the closer we get to elections. sounding more and more like these people have an agenda sadly though nobody watching this thing closely. by the way not just african americans but latinos as well. deliberately suppressing the black vote as well as other minorities. watch this closely very closely.
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        I hate to say this but what you are saying has some truth to it. the white man with a hidden agenda can be a low down dangerous dirty S.O.A.B. they mad becauz Obama is in office and exposing an agenda that’s been there all along. the difference between obama & clinton is skin color which means it was ok to be outwitted by clinton but a black man? oh hail NO!!! they think obama givin black folk a free ride when the bottom line is what’s fair. the next few months will be interesting.

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  30. the policemen’s story/theory is unbelieveable and to think people will buy the bullshit is just an insult to black folks intelligience.

    Oh God I pray they don’t/won’t get away with this.

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  31. there are many black men killed everyday at the hands of the police we just don’t hear about them all. the sad thing about this is how it will turn out. i pray the investigation will breed the truth and not cover up the obvious lie. they should have one of those cops demonstrate how you can shoot yourself handcuffed with your hands behind your back, it’s a defenseless position.

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  32. sad. but it was cold blooded murder and i pray to God justice is served up holy ghost style.

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  33. This story is so unbelievable. Lets see.. the police search him twice and only find a small bag of weed but not a GUN!?! They handcuff him and place him in the small confines of a squad car. Where Chavis somehow located the hidden gun that they couldnt find (twice), somehow finds a way to contort his body in such a way to shoot himself in the temple. unles there is a way he dislocated his limbs or is the worlds best contortionist this is impossible! These police are lying.

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