Coroner’s Report Contradicts Police Who Claimed Black Suspect Shot Himself While Handcuffed
Louisiana state police claimed that Victor White III shot himself in the back while he was handcuffed and sitting in a police cruiser in March But the Iberia Parish Coroner’s office says he was shot in the chest.
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.