The shooting death of 21-year-old Chavis Carter has been ruled a suicide by the Arkansas State Crime Lab, News Channel 3 in Memphis reports.
The autopsy report does not indicate whether or not gun residue was found on his hands. Here is a copy of the autopsy report obtained by Channel 3.
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The report states that Carter suffered a gunshot wound in the right temple and that the cause of death is also based on investigative conclusions by the Jonesboro Police Department.
Here is the opinion of the report below:
“In consideration of the circumstances of death and after autopsy of the body, it is our opinion that Chavis Carter, a 21-year-old black male, died of a gunshot wound of the head.
The agencies responsible for the investigation of his death were the Jonesboro Police Department and the Craighead County Coroner’s Office.
They reported that he was detained during a traffic stop.
He was cuffed and placed into a police car, where apparently he produced a weapon, and despite being handcuffed, shot himself in the head.
At autopsy, the cause of death was a perforating gunshot wound of the head. At the time of