NC - Searched teen cuffed in back of police car's fatal head shot "self-inflicted"

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Durham Police Chief: Teen died of gunshot wound to the head. (wnct.com)
    more, with a video, at link above
     
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  3. PMLsmom

    PMLsmom Active Member

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    Um, yeah, sure, SMH.

    I just put my hands behind my back to try and mimic this. I wanna know where the bullet went in. The only feasible way is to put your head back as far as possible, meanwhile (with cuffed hands) hold the gun pointing straight up, with finger on the trigger (without wavering), and pull it (without moving the gun, your hands, and your head).

    It was almost impossible to try and HOLD the (imaginary) gun, let alone in this manner, with wrists cuffed together....JMO
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Good finds liljim - I knew I'd heard of similar cases (they stick in the mind when taken singularly as they all seem so unlikely at the time) - when I read Chief Lopez's reference to them linked in the OP.
     
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    cuffem Well-Known Member

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    I saw on the news(wral5 I think) that in the original call by the family to LE they were concerned for Jesus because he had threatned to commit suicide. They may have retracted that statement after the incident. I do not have a link.
     
  8. CHERIE.T

    CHERIE.T Former Member

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    I dont understand how he could do this while handcuffed.
     
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    Trident Well-Known Member

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    This has happened before, you are correct, but to me, the circumstances were always suspicious. Don't the police know how to pat down a suspect for weapons? If not, why not?

    As far as I'm concerned, red, yellow, black, white, these cases STINK.

    My opinion only
     
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    Yeah well lots and lots of people/criminals get arrested every day. Sometimes there are slip ups.

    Google "Ricardo Alfonso Cerna" and hit the video links.
     
  11. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Preliminary findings of internal investigation......


    "Handcuffed teenager shot HIMSELF in the head in back of police car, insist North Carolina police amid outrage"

    "North Carolina police say they have proof a 17-year-old Latino teen, whose hands were cuffed behind his back, fatally shot himself in the head last year."

    "Durham police today released the preliminary findings of their internal investigation into the death of Jesus Huerta as he sat in the back of a police car on November 19."

    "Police said evidence clears officers of any wrongdoing, as an autopsy report revealed Huerta died from a gunshot wound to the face at close range."

    "Police told a press conference today that investigators found gunpowder residue on a white, batting-style glove that Huerta was wearing and none on the arresting officer's hand."


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...sist-North-Carolina-police.html#ixzz2q3wIrr00
     

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