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Doubts on man’s death while in custody

This screen grab from a WREG Memphis news report shows Teresa Carter, mother of Chavis Chacoble Carter, who police say shot himself in the the back of a squad car.

By// Kyra Kyles

It’s the latest story of possible police injustice being spread through social media. Two Jonesboro, Ark., officers have been placed on administrative leave after a suspect allegedly shot himself while handcuffed in the back of their patrol car. The family of 21-year-old Chavis Chacobie Carter is casting doubt on the official account of the young man’s death, reportedly of a single shot to the right temple following a traffic stop.

Read the full account of the incident here.

Carter’s mother, Teresa, is demanding answers, citing that her son was left-handed and not at all suicidal. In fact, she contends, he called his girlfriend while pulled over to say he would call her from jail.

“I mean, I just want to know what really happened,” Teresa Carter told WREG-TV.

“That’s all I want to know.”

What do you think of the Carter case? Does this demand further investigation or do you believe the police account of the 21-year-old’s death? Comments below: