21-year-old commits suicide while in ...

21-year-old commits suicide while in police custody

There are 106 comments on the KATV Little Rock story from Jul 31, 2012, titled 21-year-old commits suicide while in police custody. In it, KATV Little Rock reports that:

The boy's mother, Teresa Carter, believes there is something the police is not telling her.

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wondering

United States

#25 Aug 3, 2012
blackandbeautiful25 wrote:
<quoted text>. You racist mf! It's people like you that gives jb a bad name! I had a family member murdered by Jonesboro police so shut your white dumb ass mouth! White people are dumb, stupid, and. Childish! I hope one of your future children are hurt one day then you will see. Ii pray to god thY you don't have any I would feel sorry for the little bastards!
That's a little harsh. Not all white people are white trash, not all black people are druggies, I agree the person who stated this is ignorant, but to wish harm on any child doesn't make you much better. I pray for you and your loss . Prayers for the family of this child as well. I know how it is to loose a child.
LOL

Newport News, VA

#27 Aug 3, 2012
blackandbeautiful25 wrote:
<quoted text>. You racist mf! It's people like you that gives jb a bad name! I had a family member murdered by Jonesboro police so shut your white dumb ass mouth! White people are dumb, stupid, and. Childish! I hope one of your future children are hurt one day then you will see. Ii pray to god thY you don't have any I would feel sorry for the little bastards!
Black women are more predominate in the Bastard child production.
Hank Jr Jr

United States

#28 Aug 3, 2012
Resonance wrote:
This kid was 21 years old. He will never hold his girlfriend ever again. His mother will never see him become successful. She will never get to bake him cookies, or let him sleep in his old bedroom when he comes home sick. His family and friends will never forget what happened to him, and will be bitter toward police for the rest of their lives. Where are we going, and why are we doing this? How many kids have to die before our leaders put a stop to this senselessness?
Successful? He sure was on the right path. Carrying drugs and guns.
jus sayin

Mountain Home, AR

#29 Aug 3, 2012
Well whether he was doing wrong or right,who knows. The young man is handcuffed double locked, gun shot wound to head, he's left handed.When they find him his hands still double locked behind him, can anyone explain how he got his hands in a postion to shot himself? As for myself I would like to see someone try this. The forsenics personal should make a reinactment of this. Put alot of judgement at rest. Seeing is beleiving!
guest

United States

#32 Aug 3, 2012
I can't wait to find out who the gun was reported stolen by.

“Justice always prevails”

Since: Jan 12

vacaville

#34 Aug 3, 2012
jus sayin wrote:
Well whether he was doing wrong or right,who knows. The young man is handcuffed double locked, gun shot wound to head, he's left handed.When they find him his hands still double locked behind him, can anyone explain how he got his hands in a postion to shot himself? As for myself I would like to see someone try this. The forsenics personal should make a reinactment of this. Put alot of judgement at rest. Seeing is beleiving!
I usually side with police on things like this, but I don't think I can on this one for that very reason. I don't think it is possibly to access a gun (that was hidden well enough for a cop not to be able to find) while handcuffed behind his back, then be able to shoot himself in the head. It just doesn't make sense
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#35 Aug 3, 2012
Joe LaForm wrote:
This kid wasn't exactly an angel. There was a reason he was in a police car handcuffed. He wasn't singing in church too loudly. That said, I'd like to know how he was supposed to have shot himself in the head while he was handcuffed and double locked. That's something Houdini would have been interested in. They may want to start being honest.
Why didn't the police kill the Aurora mass murderer? or Zimmerman? Two known killers.
maybe

United States

#36 Aug 3, 2012
Mississippi Diva wrote:
I am attempting to keep an open mind on this story. My suspicious nature would question the alleged events if the table was turned. I find this to be an incredible story as far as what the officers said occured. I believe it is physically impossible for one to be handcuffed in front or behind, and retrieve a gun to commit suicide. This defies logic. My prayers go out to this young man's family, and the officers and their families, who witnessed these events. If they are lying, and I believe they are, they will have to live with this atrocity for the remainder of their lives. In reality, does anyone believe it happened the way it is being reported???? If so, please explain to me how you think this happened.
Yes I do believe the officers and the way they say it happened and its not because im white either. I worked in law inforcement for years and seen a lot of things happened and been blamed for things i did not do. I know how this is going to turn out I feel bad this child is dead and for the officers involved

“Nett@BBlessed”

Since: Apr 12

Flint, Mich

#38 Aug 3, 2012
Ace of Spades wrote:
The only thing this man, not a kid, was going to hold the rest of his life was a crack pipe and then a pillow at Cummins. He was well on his way to keeping the statistics for the Black population in prison where they are right now, higher than any other race. But he actually helped the Black cause when he pulled the trigger. Blacks like this are ruining Jonesboro. He will no longer be able to impregnate multiple girls, he will never get to buy dope or sell dope on the streets again, his friends were left owed money for the dope he sold, it's just a shame he took his life. The biggest disappointment to this story is that he will never get to shoot his gun at some innocent child or loved one, how sad.
The truth will come out that ,"the man," 21 yrs old is a man, was put in the back of the police car before he was arrested , and he took his gun out and stuffed it in the seat
behind him scared he was going to get caught with it. Then he was asked to get out and after figuring out he was lying about his name, was arrested because his real name was determined and that he had felony warrants. He was then patted down and placed in handcuffs behind his back which enabled him to retrieve the gun and was probably trying to shoot the officers when instead shot himself in the head. The only thing the officers did wrong was to not pat him down first for their protection.
Typical Thug.
U Sound Like A FOOL!!! U sound very Racist, wat do u call a white kid or any other race with the same Situtation? Oh wait Racist people always have a name for Blacks with they commit crimes such as Thugs... All racists whites do is throw a Pitty party for the White Criminals & point your finger at blacks Racicts people always show their true color, and the sad thing is u all know How Stupid u sound, but still continue on STUPID... That's Y slave owners didn't want blacks to learn to read or write too scared of Seeing Black People with Knowledge. They fought so hard to keep knowledge away from blacks, but still til this Day R intimidated by blacks... Stay Stupid, Live Ignorant, It Your Kids that will Suffer....

“Nett@BBlessed”

Since: Apr 12

Flint, Mich

#39 Aug 3, 2012
my opinion wrote:
Close your eyes, imagine your baby (doesn't matter what age or race, they're always your baby) being in this scenario, he's somebody's son, have a little respect. I know everyone is talking and speculating, including my husband and myself, but really, unless you've lost a child, you can't imagine the pain she's feeling. That pain is colorblind. There isn't one of us parents that wouldn't love our children through the most terrible of acts, at least I hope that to be true. What's done in the darkness will be brought to the light. So please, everyone, blacks, whites, and everything in between, put the anger and prejudice aside,and rest assured the truth will come out.
I totally agree with u...

“Nett@BBlessed”

Since: Apr 12

Flint, Mich

#40 Aug 4, 2012
Joe LaForm wrote:
This kid wasn't exactly an angel. There was a reason he was in a police car handcuffed. He wasn't singing in church too loudly. That said, I'd like to know how he was supposed to have shot himself in the head while he was handcuffed and double locked. That's something Houdini would have been interested in. They may want to start being honest.
What people don't understand is people sin everyday, theirs no sin bigger than the next... Does it make it ok for whatever reason he was arrested? NO IT DOSENT! Hopefully all the truth will b brought to the light, because it's not our place to take anyones life! If that was the case everything that we believe is morally incorrect from someone else and get to pop them, then everybody would be dead because we all think someone should be living their life different n some way...
grimesjm1

West Salem, OH

#43 Aug 4, 2012
lala wrote:
This is a shame their is no way that young man would have did. A such thing like that am like the mother an everybody else their is something that the police are not tell this goes out to the mother if I was u I would go to StLouis an get me a dam good lawyer an they would have to come on wit it am sorry about ya lost stand strong god is not done with them police yet
who what??
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#44 Aug 4, 2012
He shot himself, whether he meant to, or meant to shoot the officers, we will never know.
Sitting here trying to visualize it being possible is understandably hard. However if you would take any healthy, young man and tie his hands behind his back, you would see just how easy it is to do what he did.
Where he hid the gun, unless it was under a hat or cap, or somehow in his belt or some strange place that was missed in the pat down is a mystery, however it happened.

I do not see an officer being so dumb as to shoot someone in the back of their patrol car under such weird circumstances, right on a neighborhood street out for everyone to see.
The officer did not kill this man, and it's ridiculous to even think that.

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#45 Aug 4, 2012
Baggies, a scale, no major amounts of money & only $10 worth of weed on his person... is it safe to say & can we all agree, while "they" were slowly cruising up & down the same street numerous times with parking lights on in the dark.... they were waiting on a drop? Can we also agree (as I saw on the other thread) Chavis was a drug dealer, with a felony warrant & that this was no doubt running through his mind as he was lying to the cops about his identity (someones money & weed was tied up here & it wasn't Mr Carters... Most tend to frown upon their middleman getting detained)? And can we all come to an agreement (after reading many links & the police report) he was not handcuffed the first time he was put in that cruiser?
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#46 Aug 4, 2012
Why is it racist to state the truth? He already had a felony warrant. He was carrying drugs and a weapon. Stating those facts does not make one racist.

It's so ironic, also that every topic someone those out "one sin is no worse than any others". My answer....WHO CARES? No one said one sin was worse than another, and it's typical of this society to us it as an excuse. It doesn't mean the crime goes unpunished. It's the biggest problem today. Too many people now believe they shouldn't be held responsible for their own poor decisions. The fact he died, and I have sympathy for his mother doesn't suddenly turn him into an alter boy or choir boy.
I do feel sympathy for her and understand the helpless feeling she probably has after his death, but that doesn't mean he was murdered.

The only fault the officer has is that he didn't find the gun when he first patted him down. The other one didn't even pat him down but yes, he was there. Anyone accusing them of killing this man is just typical of those refusing to hold people accountable for their own actions. There is no way an officer, much less two are going to pull someone over, handcuff him, put him in a car, all while there are two other people there, then shoot him in the car. THAT makes no sense. There are too many places one could take someone and kill him if so inclined.

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#47 Aug 4, 2012
Personally, I believe he knew he would be sent up or plea bargain down, meaning being a narc. If released later he had people to answer to. Given that outlook....what would you do? Spend a few years in prison (which to someone who is 21 is a lifetime) or take your chances back on the streets waiting to get your head blown off by the persons money & weed you just f#9ked with? Suicidal? Perhaps at that moment in time. His mother wasn't sitting next to him to know his frame of mind that night. Accidental? Maybe. Revenge that backfired? That's probable. A lot of misgivings on his part... I'm certain. We get no do overs. He chose his path.... Our cops didn't do this. If they wanted to blow away a punk a$$ drug dealer... they have plenty to choose from here that wouldn't be missed.

“thoughtful liberal”

Since: Jan 11

Bethlehem, PA

#48 Aug 4, 2012
He was handcuffed with double locks. The police patted him down and missed a gun??? BS. There is a lot more to this story.
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#49 Aug 4, 2012
I'm still very interested to know WHO the gun was stolen from.
I have a feeling that when that comes out, it will shed more light on this subject.
As to the family and friends that are posting here.......do any of you know?? If so, tell us.
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#50 Aug 4, 2012
Joe LaForm wrote:
He was handcuffed with double locks. The police patted him down and missed a gun??? BS. There is a lot more to this story.
you have obviously never been cuffed either. I have. I have no clue how old, how limber, wirey, or how long your arms are, or how heavy your trunk is, and stove up you are.....but do an experiment and have someone tie you with your hands behind your back, leaving several inches between the cuffs like a set of cuff are, and see what you can and cannot do. I cannot, I am too old, bad rotator cuffs, and heavy to do so, but I did borrow someone for the experiment, and was immediately enlightened to the fact that it is very easy.
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#51 Aug 4, 2012
Joe LaForm wrote:
He was handcuffed with double locks. The police patted him down and missed a gun??? BS. There is a lot more to this story.
He wasn't handcuffed the first time he was put in the car, but I'm sure you read that. It's been posted any times. He probably hid the gun in the car then. Somewhere in all that time, either the first time or after he was handcuffed, he managed to use a cell phone and call hs girlfriend.

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