i ask you to imagine how this would be possible;
— According to the medical examiner's office in Virginia, a 19-year-old
woman died from a gunshot wound through her mouth while her hands were
cuffed behind her back. It was ruled a suicide.
matched the account of Sarah Wilson's death by the Chesapeake Police
Department that said she shot herself while officers were trying to
detain her boyfriend.
Wilson was the passenger of a car pulled
over by police on July 25, 2018. The 19-year-old's boyfriend, Holden
Medlin, 27, was driving when they were stopped by two police officers,
one patrol and one from narcotics. Separating the two from the car, one
officer handcuffed Wilson while the other struggled to detain Medlin,
who was reportedly combative and tried to flee the scene, as reported by WAVY in August.
officers tried to get control of Medlin, Wilson was left alone and
reportedly was able to get a gun, possibly from inside the car where she
was a passenger, "contorted" her body and shot herself through the
mouth while still wearing handcuffs, according to a police spokesman.
was handcuffed, and she managed to put a revolver in her mouth while
handcuffed. That's what the investigator told me last night," the dead
woman's mother Dawn Wilson told an ABC news station. "In all of her life I have never known of her to shoot a gun, own a gun, or even hold a gun."
were not able to explain how Wilson was able to get access to the gun
and said it was not a police weapon. They reportedly tried to save Sarah
Wilson's life after the gunshot but that she died at the location of
one officer was wearing a body camera at the time of the stop but it
was knocked off during the struggle with Medlin and turned off when it
hit the ground. It was off during the shooting and did not capture the
teen's death. After Medlin was detained, the camera was reattached and
turned back on to record, police said but the Chesapeake Police
Department declined to release the body camera footage.
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Virginia confirmed to to WAVY
that Wilson committed suicide and died from an "intra-oral gunshot
Chesapeake police investigated the alleged suicide in
July. A spokesman said the department concluded the investigation but
declined to comment on the outcome.
Medlin reportedly swallowed a bag with possible drugs in it at the time of the arrest and is currently facing drug charges............https://abcnews4.com/news/nation-world/police-woman-killed-herself-with-gunshot-through-her-mouth-while-hands-cuffed-behind-back
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