The Jonesboro Police Department is not only sticking to its theory that 21-year-old Chavis Carter shot himself in the head while handcuffed in the back of a squad car; they have released a reconstructed video proving the probability of it, CBS News reports.
As NewsOne previously reported, Carter died from a gunshot wound to the head after being arrested by Jonesboro police on July 29. The department claims that he took his own life while in police custody.
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Police released the video on Tuesday where a man depicts a handcuffed suspect being placed into the back of a police vehicle. The actor then struggles with the handcuffs and positions his arms in such a that he is able to pull out a gun from behind himself and point it directly into his temple with his finger on the trigger.
“We just wanted to get a good perspective on how it could be done and the ease with which it could be done,” said Jonesboro Police Chief Michael Yates.
Responding to how Carter could have had a gun on him after being searched twice, Yates said that he could have hidden the weapon in the police car after being searched. Officers claim Carter wasn’t handcuffed until they decided to arrest him. He was searched again after being arrested. A weapon was not found during the second search.