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New information about man shot while in Jonesboro police custody

Friday afternoon, Jonesboro police released new video of a man who died while in their custody.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Friday afternoon, Jonesboro police released new video of a man who died while in their custody.

The video takes us back to that deadly day on July 28th. It shows officers pulling Chavis Carter out of a truck.

Footage shows them pat the 21-year-old down, finding what they first thought was only marijuana.

From there, authorities place Carter in the back of a police car while they continue their investigation on the outside of the car.

At that point, authorities say Carter shot himself in the head with a concealed gun while still in handcuffs. Police say they did not find a gun during their pat down.

The video does not show the shooting because it was not released by police. But FOX16 is still trying to get those images.

However, the recording does capture the conversation between the officers.

"I patted him down.I don't know where he had it hidden. We were talking and about to get back in the car and we thought we heard a funny noise. We heard a pop and got in. We smelled gun power and he was leaned over. He was handcuffed behind him," said the unidentified officer.

But Carter's mother says the incident makes no sense and her son wasn't suicidal.

"They searched him twice. I just want to know what really happened," said Theresa Carter.
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