Two Jonesboro, Arkansas officers are on administrative leave while police investigate how a 21-year-old man was shot in the back seat of their patrol car.

21-year-old Chavis Carter was in the passenger seat of a pickup truck that was pulled over by police before 10 p.m. Saturday night, WREG reports.

According to Officer Keith Baggett, Officer Ron Marsh found “some marijuana” and several plastic baggies when he searched Carter. A quick check turned up a warrant on Carter in Mississippi, where he lived.

The cops then handcuffed him, searched him again, and put him in the back seat of the patrol car. As officers searched the pickup truck, Baggett claims he heard “a loud thump with a metallic sound” on his trunk and saw Marsh motion to him.

According to police, the thumping noise was Carter shooting himself in the head -- despite his hands being cuffed behind his back. Though officers searched Carter twice, they claim they missed the handgun that Carter allegedly used to shoot himself. Carter later died at a local hospital.

“Any given officer has missed something on a search, be it drugs, knife, razor blades, this instance it happened to be a gun,” Jonesboro Police Sergeant Lyle Waterworth said.

“I think they killed him, my son wasn’t suicidal,” said Carter's mother, Teresa. She noted that her son was left-handed but he suffered a gunshot wound to his right temple.

The investigation into the shooting continues.


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    • Dymond

      :( saw this on the news last night
      this is not good

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgWgEoaAYDY FeFe

      :no:

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      Terrible and my ex in ARK has the worse time dealing with the cops in Arkansas they are really living in past times - He says they harass folks a lot

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :coffee: what is this

    • waterlily_76

      According to police, the thumping noise was Carter shooting himself in the head — despite his hands being cuffed behind his back.
      Any given officer has missed something on a search, be it drugs, knife, razor blades, this instance it happened to be a gun,”

      -----------------

      :huh: SO you can search and find a tiny plastic bag, but not a handgun? Not that I believe that BS anyway.

    • http://www.twitter.com/cocoabana Cocoabana

      How do you search an individual twice and miss a HANDGUN? A knife? Okay. But, a handgun? They can easily check this young mans hands for gun powder to determine whether or not he pulled the trigger. The story does not make any senses though.

    • Bibi

      Damn :nono:

    • Dymond

      Hey Fe! :hug:

      Choco, where is your ex?
      But that is so true in those small towns cuz they dont have chit else to do...

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      That's crazy :no: but we worried about other shat in this Country :mad: ugh

    • Gigi26

      Idk man we have to play it safe in some areas cuz the man is just itching to lock you up :no:

    • YSoSrs

      Lying bastards. :coffee:

    • renegadesince1985

      Shyt like this is going on and people worried about chick fil a though.... :coffee:

      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!

    • Bibi

      Shyt like this is going on and people worried about chick fil a though….

      EXACTLY!

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      @Dymond
      He stays in Lake Village - he said you could be walking around with a beer in your hand and they will stop you and arrest you - he just said they are terrible down there and its hard for me to relate too becuz it seems so biased - I don't see how he could live there - no progress it seems

    • YSoSrs

      @JENIE

      Exactly! Would all those folks standing in line to support Chik-Fil-A OR them GLAAD people fight for a black boy being murdered in the back of a fcking cop car? Exactly. :coffee:

    • Xena68

      See that's sum bullshyt

    • lady_cn

      I don't believe this story. :nono: 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. :coffee:

    • OutsidetheBox

      :lol: Yep. Blame the ppl trying to combat intolerance for what is prolly another instance of prejudice and intolerance :lol:

    • http://www.amazon.com/Anything-worth-having-Jay-Campbell/dp/1478202998/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF j.c.

      Humm. Shoots self from behind his back with his inferior hand?

    • YSoSrs

      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. :mad: :cuss:

    • renegadesince1985

      Police aren't out there murdering gays though.... :coffee:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgWgEoaAYDY FeFe

      :hugs: @Dymond

    • OutsidetheBox

      Youre right; they just beat them till an inch of their life. :coffee:

    • MissHarlem

      :no: there is more holes in this story than Jose's "puzzy" not buyin it :no:

    • Ms. YaYa

      Dymond says:
      saw this on the news last night
      this is not good
      _________________________________________
      I saw it too Dymond...all I could do was think about my son because he attends college at ASU :no:

    • renegadesince1985

      I don't appreciate the argument that gay struggle = black struggle

      I can't necessarily look at someone and know they're gay...
      Skin color is arbitrary..it's not a preference

      does that mean I believe gays should be discriminated against? Nope...what you do in your bedroom is your business...if you wanna get hitched go ahead. But don't tell me it's the same thing as being black ...cause that's a load of bullshyt. #endrant #backtoyourregularlyscheduledprogram

    • http://www.wix.com/santanasantana/artist San

      Not understanding why that downstairs topic is upstairs now... :rolleyes:

    • Anna

      renegadesince1985 says:

      I don’t appreciate the argument that gay struggle = black struggle

      I can’t necessarily look at someone and know they’re gay…
      Skin color is arbitrary..it’s not a preference

      does that mean I believe gays should be discriminated against? Nope…what you do in your bedroom is your business…if you wanna get hitched go ahead. But don’t tell me it’s the same thing as being black …cause that’s a load of bullshyt. #endrant #backtoyourregularlyscheduledprogram

      ~~~~~~~
      We can look at some ppl and tell they are gay, that is why we have the phrase "Gay Bashing. Some blacks don't even know what some blacks look like, some ppl you can't tell what race others are. No shade, just making a comment.

    • OutsidetheBox

      I dont rank degrees of inhumanity but I agree with you. Also I dont think the gays (the conscious, thinking ones) are equating their struggle with that of Black folks...just pointing out the similarities.

      Bigotry is unacceptable. Veil it in racism, homophobia, classism, sexism WHATEVR-ism, it aint right.

      If they cant get married, they’re not equal under the law and never will be. Marriage is suppossed to be a fundamental right.

      Denying rights = inequality. Its not slavery (or the Holocaust.. Black ppl dont own the rights to be the most oppressed either). You deny one person a fundamental right, you deny us all.

    • lovezoe

      Sad

    • MissHarlem

      :rofl: topics always travel from post to post nothing new

    • OutsidetheBox

      @San. In #12 Rene made a comment that I in #18 addressed. I enjoy fonting with Rene about social issues cause she brings a different, often unheard here, view. Dont roll your eyes too hard. Dont wanna lose them thangs, you'll miss even more. :)

    • OutsidetheBox

      Apparently this is new phenomena @Harlem. But my #helpful ass is here to .. help. :lol:

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      Dont roll your eyes too hard. Dont wanna lose them thangs, you’ll miss even more
      _____________________
      GO HOME :rofl: :rofl:

    • http://www.wix.com/santanasantana/artist San

      OutsidetheBox says:

      @San. In #12 Rene made a comment that I in #18 addressed. I enjoy fonting with Rene about social issues cause she brings a different, often unheard here, view. Dont roll your eyes too hard. Dont wanna lose them thangs, you’ll miss even more.

      ______________________
      Like I said...and thats why downstairs still open :hahaha:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :rofl: at comment #27 :hahaha:

    • renegadesince1985

      I dont rank degrees of inhumanity but I agree with you. Also I dont think the gays (the conscious, thinking ones) are equating their struggle with that of Black folks…just pointing out the similarities.
      Bigotry is unacceptable. Veil it in racism, homophobia, classism, sexism WHATEVR-ism, it aint right.
      If they cant get married, they’re not equal under the law and never will be. Marriage is suppossed to be a fundamental right.
      Denying rights = inequality. Its not slavery (or the Holocaust.. Black ppl dont own the rights to be the most oppressed either). You deny one person a fundamental right, you deny us all.

      I agree to an extent.....and I am not anti-gay in any way. It just irks my nerves when (some not all) gay people equate being gay with being black. And maybe I shouldn't feel that way but hey... :shrugs:

      :hug:

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      Someone turn this chit into Freaky Friday I have nothing to offer but others may -

      Why folks panties in a bunch

    • OutsidetheBox

      I got 7 more minutes @Choc. :lol:

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      :lol: @ OTB

      Well hell tear this post up then :shank: :duel: :rofl:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Alright folks I am headed home and Ironically I want some Chick fila too :lol: But them lines to long for me today ashid :steer: taking my azz to the grocery store to get some stuff for my sketti :bye: everyone

    • http://www.wix.com/santanasantana/artist San

      OutsidetheBox says:

      Apparently this is new phenomena @Harlem. But my #helpful ass is here to .. help.

      ________________________
      Help by keeping that ish downstairs geesh. Aint thats what that post conjured up so there you go.

    • Dymond

      @ Choco Lake Village? very small city in Southern Ark :no: not a good look

      @ YaYa I pray that your son stays safe

      I live in Arkansas and I will agree they dont like progress! But their racism is passive...they smile all in your face and arent confrontational but you know they say n*gger at home

      and contrary to popular belief, rednecks are generally black-friendly..it's the ones with the $$$$ that you need to worry about, private school educated and whatnot

      :kona: me and YaYa sitting out this convo til the topic changes

    • OutsidetheBox

      Why folks panties in a bunch

      Cause i wont let them have marriage :lol: Also they might be too small?

    • Dymond

      :dead: @ San lmao

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7je-DEQgPJk&feature=related ELove

      @OTB
      I really don't like using THE LAW as the Absolute BAROMETER regarding "BEING Right or Correct" becuz LAWS are Severely INADEQUATE-n-UNJUST in regards to the PUBLIC (As A Whole...) And IN PARTICULAR How they are Executed towards The Black/Brown Citizens here in AmeriKKKa :|

      I'd rather speak to MORALITY & BEING RIGHTEOUS from a PURELY Human Decency Perspective (YUP...)

    • OutsidetheBox

      Do not read this then. Im am still talking about something that is not on topic. In this thread. At this moment. :lol:

    • http://www.wix.com/santanasantana/artist San

      OutsidetheBox says:

      Do not read this then. Im am still talking about something that is not on topic. In this thread. At this moment.

      ___________________________
      I'm at the end of my day so no reply needed but you're a broken record at this point. Good day :)

    • Dymond

      :rofl: at Elove's educated statement ruined with that ghetto azz YUP! at the end

      :hug:

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      :waves: Jenie Im making schetti tonite too

      @Dymond
      No its not - its like they target him the chit they get him for down there he wouldn't even be thought of in MD its very small town I don't see how he can stand it

      :lol: @ OTB and she won't let them have their marriage

    • Dymond

      I wanna get freaky but out of respect for Chavis, I won't :ashamed:

      Sandra, you ever thought about doing open posts?

    • OutsidetheBox

      Me neither @E. But the only way to change it is dialogue. *deep sigh* Thats why I said that about weighing different instances of inhumanity up against one another. Purely from a human perspective, I feel its wrong to discriminate against any ppls who arent causing harm to you and your persons.

    • OutsidetheBox

      :lol: Thank you kindly? Ppl cray. :lol:

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      I live in Arkansas and I will agree they dont like progress!
      ________________________
      :nono: They don't it amazes at how chit in Lake Village still appears like they live in the 60's

    • OutsidetheBox

      Dymond he knew he who was fonting too. He had to make sure I could follow along :rofl:

    • Ms. Everything

      Smfh I'm so sick of hearing about young black men losing their lives like this :mad:

    • MissHarlem

      :rofl: we gots a post police in SR

    • Dymond

      Choco, they must know he aint from 'round there! LOL!

      The #1 problem for black folks here is that we don't stick together for sh*t! (which may be a problem with our race in general) Like some of the black people at my job, if they have any type of title or above a certain salary they will lick boots, coots and whatever these other folks want to keep their job--which means throwing other blacks under the bus! smdh

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7je-DEQgPJk&feature=related ELove

      MY Dymond-Gurl
      I must keep it "URBAN" Hip for the BLOG Though O_o :lol:

    • OutsidetheBox

      :rofl: Dont let them font cuff me in the back bro. I might font shoot myself :rofl:

    • Dymond

      post police? :lol: that IS a first

    • VDot

      :offtopic: but on Topic at the same d@mn time: I went to the link on this story and came across this headline -> •Dog Strangled by Phone Cord Saves His Own Life by Dialing Emergency Number (Vetstreet)

      I don't know why, but it tickled me. :rofl:

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      @Dymond
      No I think the problem is they know he is from there and they know his history of trouble and its so funny cuz he said the same thing about blacks down there how they will snitch on your azz in a minute but he is a rolling stone he's lived in ATL so I still don't know why he wouldn't leave that chit hole

    • MissHarlem

      I hate OTB :rofl:

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

      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?

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      but on Topic at the same d@mn time: I went to the link on this story and came across this headline -> •Dog Strangled by Phone Cord Saves His Own Life by Dialing Emergency Number (Vetstreet)
      _______________________
      SMDH :lol: :lol:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7je-DEQgPJk&feature=related ELove

      @OTB (#55) :rofl:

    • OutsidetheBox

      that IS a first

      :nono: KDubb got fact checked and corrected when she attempted to say something (that I think was true!) :no: It happens :lol:

    • MissHarlem

      DYMOND now that I :think: about it, it is a first :rofl:

    • OutsidetheBox

      :lol: :hahaha: @Vdot. Smart ass dog!

    • Dymond

      they know he is from there and they know his history of trouble

      this explains everything...he really needs to get out of there for the simple fact that there is nothing to do but get in trouble

    • Anna

      San says:

      OutsidetheBox says:

      Apparently this is new phenomena @Harlem. But my #helpful ass is here to .. help.

      ________________________
      Help by keeping that ish downstairs geesh. Aint thats what that post conjured up so there you go.

      ~~~~~~
      I didn't read any of the post downstairs. I do think being the first mention of gays in this thread was "Police aren't out there murdering gays", was valid. 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.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7je-DEQgPJk&feature=related ELove

      @Bird
      IT NEVER Happens with Black People (NEVER...) :|

      @Ms Everything
      AGREED!!!

    • OutsidetheBox

      I hate OTB

      Damn. Plus one for the hater kids. :rofl: And by hate you mean :love: !!!

    • YSoSrs

      @SIS

      You are sooo lucky that San had to leave for the day. I hate to see what would have happened to you otherwise. :no:

    • MissHarlem

      :smack: Damn I remma that but she wasnt forced to stay on topic though. Let me find out that the new :rules: on SR is to stay on topic :rofl: damn chit is funny to me today

    • Dymond

      First time anybody has eva said...yo..take that chit back downstairs! :rofl:

    • Dymond

      My question is

      was Jesus real?

    • OutsidetheBox

      Ive never heard of missing a gun in a search. Drugs a lot. Never a gun tho.

    • MissHarlem

      YSO she woulda got :shank: for stayin off topic :rofl: oh lawd *Bernie Mac voice* :wail:

      OTB def mean :love:

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      this explains everything…he really needs to get out of there for the simple fact that there is nothing to do but get in trouble
      _____________________
      He knows that and I've been telling him that I've come to realize he probably like living in a small town with nothing to do! I couldn't do it! But the truth of the matter is the change needs to begin with him-he is doing dumb chit to get caught

    • Dymond

      shuttup YSo :rofl: **throws :popcorn: in OTB's hair**

    • OutsidetheBox

      If'n im so lucky why for come I cant win this PowerBallz :cry:

      :lol: I wonder if she was gonna YELL at me? Strike thru my font? ION KNOW!!! The possiblities. *shudders*

    • VDot

      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. .

      I totally agree. These people (white people) don't give a d@mn 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.

    • OutsidetheBox

      but she wasnt forced to stay on topic though'

      No she wasnt; youre right. Policing of font tho. :lol:

    • Dymond

      problems with black men start with black men :coffee:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7je-DEQgPJk&feature=related ELove

      @Anna (#72) :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    • Ms. Everything

      :cosign: @Anna

      For once in my life I don't feel like reading the comments so have I missed anything interesting today?

    • MissHarlem

      :lol: we need a police emote now

    • MissHarlem

      Flashlight cop I see you :rofl: whew I need to log off for the day yall are cray

    • OutsidetheBox

      yo..take that chit back downstairs!

      This I think is true :rofl: :rofl: I wasnt even licking ppl and using hump emotes. Just fonting to a willing participant about a relevant topic?

      Folks kill me tryna be Helvitica in a room full of Times New Romans :lol:

      #fancyfontself :buttshake:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7je-DEQgPJk&feature=related ELove

      problems with black WO-men start with black WO-men :|

      I Felt it DESERVED a "Matching Set" Though :blink:

    • YSoSrs

      @SIS

      Stay on topic or...um...What can we do to each other over the internet again? :think:

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      Folks kill me tryna be Helvitica in a room full of Times New Romans
      ___________________
      :lol: :lol:

    • Dymond

      Ms. Everything says:
      have I missed anything interesting today?

      of course you have
      just CTRL and F and find: Dymond

      take you to all the interesting posts :hug:

    • YSoSrs

      TOP FLIGHT SECURITY OF THE BLOG, CRAIG!

    • MissHarlem

      Folks kill me tryna be Helvitica in a room full of Times New Romans

      ********************
      That chit killed me for the day :ghost:

    • OutsidetheBox

      police emotes?

      :warning: ??

      :dead: ??

      :whip: ??

      :shank: ??

      Fugg yall. Im going home. Goodnight Roses. And Thorny San. :nana:

    • Ms. Everything

      Guns have been missed before, there was a story in the news last year I think it was. Anyway it usually only happens on the morbidly obese where the police officer doesn't want to stick their hands between rolls of meat trying to find weapons and paraphanalia. The odds of them missing a gun on a young in shape black man 2:5,000,000 (I pulled that number out my head so don't go statistic searching) and the odds of same young man shooting himself instead of the cops in the front unaware 1:infinity :coffee:

    • Anna

      Dymond says:

      problems with black men start with black men :coffee:
      ~~~~~~~
      I hope you don't really think that. Profiling did not start w/Arabs. The phrase "Driving While Black" didn't come out of thin air.

    • MissHarlem

      NIGHT YALL :peace:

    • Ms. Everything

      :lol: @Dymond

    • Dymond

      @ Anna
      I really do think that

      only Black men can help Black men do better...it has to start with them

      and the same for us, we as black women have to be 1st in line to help other black women

    • Dymond

      Bye boo :kiss:

    • Ms. YaYa

      Dymond Says:
      me and YaYa sitting out this convo til the topic changes
      _____________________________________________
      Exactly!!! Dymond wait for meeeee :steer:

    • http://www.wix.com/santanasantana/artist San

      Yea and who gne stop me??? Call it what u want and grow up while u doin it. I stated my opinion n had a right to it, ain't that wht u been goin back n forth about she/he.

    • Ms. Everything

      huh? :blink:

    • Dymond

      damn San you show up when it's closing time

      TTYL! :bye:

    • YSoSrs

      Well. Guess that's what would've happened. :coffee:

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      :lol: :lol:

    • Anna

      Dymond says:

      @ Anna
      I really do think that

      only Black men can help Black men do better…it has to start with them

      and the same for us, we as black women have to be 1st in line to help other black women

      ~~~~~~~
      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.

    • Ms. Everything

      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

    • Ididntreallymeanit

      This is a damn shame, I hope justice is served.

    • Ni ni

      Help by keeping that ish downstairs geesh. Aint thats what that post conjured up so there you go. bySan...thanks I needed the laugh :-D

    • sassyshe

      :kona: and another officer gets off because hes an officer

    • sassyshe

      These were dirty cops who did a hit. See mama didnt say her son was a good boy, he just wasnt suicidal

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_gGqaUA78I datsmdubya2u

      man the po po aint even trying to make up a good story now

    • TeeTee

      They tell the public anything now-a-days...hopefully the truth will come out. This type ish saddens me to the core...

      No, the black struggle isn't the same as the gay struggle, but the parallels between hate are paramount. #Hate is hate!

    • http://www.tt-time.com/ m9ser1

      this si so sad. and so evident of where we haven't progressed.

    • http://www.tt-time.com/ m9ser1

      I think i may write a song for him

    • Fated4Greatness

      Smh. This is sad and this bullsh!t cover up story shows how many flucks they give about this incident :cuss:

    • free

      YSoSrs says: 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

      *******************************

      ^ this ^

    • Tertra114

      what excuse (lie) are they gonna let slide now, cause last i checked police cars had cameras in them :coffee: