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Man Shoots Himself While Handcuffed In LA State Police Custody

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A man is dead after shooting himself while in the custody of police.

22-year old Victor White III, is alleged to have shot himself while handcuffed in the back of a Louisiana state patrol car, reports CBS news.

Once at the sheriff’s office, White became uncooperative and refused to exit the deputy’s patrol vehicle, reports CBS affiliate KLFY.

Trooper Stephen Hammons says White produced a handgun and fired one round, striking himself in the back.

White was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Sheriff Louis Ackal asked State Police to investigate the incident. State Police-led investigations in deaths involving officers are normal.

“We’re investigating how he got the gun,” Hammons said late Monday. “It’s too early in our investigation to comment further.”

A similar incident happened in Arkansas a few months back; do you think there is something fishy going on with incidents like this?

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