By Jeannie Nuss, Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Police in Jonesboro say the girlfriend of a man shot to death in the back of a squad car told an investigator he had called her from the car and said he had a gun.
In a four-page statement police offered several new details about the investigation into the July 28 death of 21-year-old Chavis Carter. Earlier this week, an autopsy report ruled that Carter's death was a suicide.
Carter's girlfriend, who was not identified in the report, also told the investigator that Carter said he loved her and that he was scared, according to the police statement.
Police have been facing criticism since they said officers searched Carter twice but didn't find a gun before he was fatally shot in a patrol car.