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    Re: Autopsy report: Victor White III shot in the chest, not back

    There are no facts anywhere in this thread other than that a guy was shot.
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    Re: Autopsy report: Victor White III shot in the chest, not back

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    Because, let's face it, cops all lie - isn't that right Deuce?
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    Re: Autopsy report: Victor White III shot in the chest, not back

    Here is an article with more details:

    In a press release issued March 3, the day he died, the Louisiana State Police said Victor White III apparently shot himself in an Iberia Parish police car. According to the police statement, White had his hands cuffed behind his back when he shot himself in the back.

    But according to the full final report of the Iberia Parish coroner, which was released nearly six months later and obtained exclusively by NBC News, White was shot in the front, not the back. The bullet entered his right chest and exited under his left armpit. White was left-handed, according to family members. According to the report, the forensic pathologist found gunshot residue in the wound, but not the sort of stippling that a close-range shot can sometimes produce. He also found abrasions on White’s face.

    And yet, despite the contradictions – and even though White’s hands were never tested for gunpowder residue – the Iberia Parish coroner still supported the central contention of the initial police statement issued back in March. Dr. Carl Ditch ruled that White shot himself, and declared his death a suicide.
    Certainly seems like a rather bizarre story. It is possibly the truth, but there is good reason to doubt that given the unusual inconsistencies.
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    Re: Autopsy report: Victor White III shot in the chest, not back

    Wish the report was little more specific. Where on the "right chest." Are we talking right side chest, front right chest? If was side chest, certainly possible to do while handcuffed and would explain why the bullet exited the left armpit.

    Front chest...not possible unless the kid was an amateur Houdini.

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    Re: Autopsy report: Victor White III shot in the chest, not back

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Wish the report was little more specific. Where on the "right chest." Are we talking right side chest, front right chest? If was side chest, certainly possible to do while handcuffed and would explain why the bullet exited the left armpit.

    Front chest...not possible unless the kid was an amateur Houdini.
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    According to the autopsy, the bullet entered White's chest, then perforated his left lung and heart before exiting his armpit area and lacerating his upper arm.
    It requires us to believe he used his right hand, rather than his left, and shot himself in his right side around the chest at such an angle that the bullet missed his right lung, but hit the heart and left lung while still exiting through the armpit. Not saying it is impossible, but it sure is an awkward suicide attempt and I find it hard to believe that he would attempt suicide that way. Surely there are easier ways to kill yourself that don't require so much effort. Originally, it was apparently found to be an accident. That actually seems more credible. It doesn't change the gun issue as we have to understand how he could have hidden a gun on his person in such a way that it would not be found in a search of his person, yet still be easy enough to get to while his hands were cuffed.
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    Re: Autopsy report: Victor White III shot in the chest, not back

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    The source in the OP stated:



    It requires us to believe he used his right hand, rather than his left, and shot himself in his right side around the chest at such an angle that the bullet missed his right lung, but hit the heart and left lung while still exiting through the armpit. Not saying it is impossible, but it sure is an awkward suicide attempt and I find it hard to believe that he would attempt suicide that way. Surely there are easier ways to kill yourself that don't require so much effort. Originally, it was apparently found to be an accident. That actually seems more credible. It doesn't change the gun issue as we have to understand how he could have hidden a gun on his person in such a way that it would not be found in a search of his person, yet still be easy enough to get to while his hands were cuffed.
    Yeah, seems like pretty tough angle, not impossible but pretty damned improbable. That could be the main issue, perhaps the cops cuffed and never really did a thorough search. They're not infallible and do make mistakes.

    Handcuffed Black Youth Shot Himself to Death, Says Coroner - NBC News

    Reading this one, a bit more thorough than the OP's, there seems to be no reason the cops would have just shot the guy though. Be interested to see the final results of the State investigation.

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    Re: Autopsy report: Victor White III shot in the chest, not back

    We can't say there was no reason since we have no idea what happened. The guy apparently had abrasions on his face that were supposedly not present when he was arrested, yet they claim there was no altercation with police.
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