Chavis Carter Found Shot In The Head While In Patrol Car; Investigation Launched "As protocol, he was handcuffed behind his back, double-locked and searched," said Jonesboro Police Department Sgt. Lyle Waterworth in an interview with WREG-TV. Just minutes later, police said they heard a thumping noise, turned around and found Carter shot in the head. Waterworth said he thinks Carter pulled out a hidden gun and shot himself. “Any given officer has missed something on a search, you know, be it drugs, be it knives, be it razor blades," he said. "This instance, it happened to be a gun." His mother, Teresa Carter, disagrees. "I think they killed him," she said. "My son wasn't suicidal." Carter said she was also told her son was shot in the right temple, although he was left-handed. "I mean, I just want to know what really happened," she told WREG-TV. "That's all I want to know." I'm surprised they didn't sprinkle some crack on him.