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Lousiana Police: ‘Suspect Shot Himself in Chest While Hands Handcuffed Behind His Back’

Victor White III, 22yrs

Victor White III, 22yrs

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The autopsy report of Victor White III, a man Louisiana police claim shot himself in the back of a squad car in March, doesn’t support the report made by New Iberia cops.

The report from the Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office shows White, 22, was shot in the chest, not in the back, directly contradicting statements made by State Police who said White killed himself while struggling in the backseat of a sheriff’s unit while handcuffed.

“My initial response was correct, that something was awry, and that something had gone wrong,” said White’s father, Victor White Sr.

The bullet entered White’s chest, perforated his left lung and head before exiting near his armpit and lacerating his upper arm, the report says.

The report deemed his death a suicide.

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