Tuesday, 7 August 2012


Vigil Held as Mysterious "Suicide" Investigation Continues

Reported by: Eli Ross 

JONESBORO, AR (abc24.com) - More than 200 people packed a candlelight vigil, as a city continues to search for answers more than a week after a Southaven man was found dead in the back of a Jonesboro Police patrol car. The man, Chavis Carter, 21, had a gunshot wound to the head.

"The type of person he was, he was just so full of life, a good person." said Demetris Itson, Carter's longtime friend.

The vigil comes as the FBI and Jonesboro Police continue to investigate Carter's death. What we do know is that Carter was pulled over after a traffic stop on July 29th.

Police say they searched Carter twice, handcuffed him and put him in the back of the patrol car.

What still isn't clear is how Carter ended up with a gunshot wound to the head.

Police say they recovered a .380 caliber semiautomatic handgun from near Carter, but it is also not clear how the gun ended up there.

"I don't see him doing it to himself, that is crazy to me. That's not real to me," Itson said.

Teresa Carter, Carter's mother, attended the vigil, and spoke briefly to thank everyone for attending.

Police said Monday they continue to investigate, and are waiting for results from the State Crime Lab.

"Even though it is sad, to see everyone come together like this ya know, come out and show love and support, it is beautiful," said Itson, as he looked around the vigil.

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