published Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Report shows 11 gunshot wounds in officer-involved shooting

A Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s reports shows that 29-year-old Andrew Carr’s body had 11 gunshot wounds after he charged police Tuesday morning shouting “suicide by cop.”

The report, released this morning, is a preliminary examination of Mr. Carr’s body. A full autopsy with details of toxicology and other factors may not be available for months, the medical examiner’s office staff said.

Police responded at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday to a 911 call from Mr. Carr that he was going to “kill himself or the cops would do it,” said Capt. Tim Carroll in an earlier interview.

According to police Mr. Carr said he would surrender, but he ultimately walked out of his house pointing a revolver at three Chattanooga police officers standing 20-25 feet away.

The medical report states that Mr. Carr was upset about a “foreclosure issue” and was threatening suicide.

The three officers involved in the shooting have been placed on seven days of paid administrative leave, police said that is standard policy in an officer-involved shooting incident.

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Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...

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SeaSmokie59er said...

So mp37421, can I shoot you 11 times? Since it's "nothing".

It was a bad situation for both the victim and the officers involved.

July 1, 2010 at 12:34 p.m.
Tax_Payer said...

The police probably need to sacrifice several a year to keep fear in the hearts of criminals and those that premeditate on breaking the law.

July 1, 2010 at 1:49 p.m.
FM_33 said...

He got his "Death Wish" all right.

July 1, 2010 at 4:52 p.m.
pb080156 said...

@FM_33 - I don't know if you have children or not, but this was someone's son. People who really want to kill themselves do not call and tell someone, they just do it. This young man just needed help, I doubt he really wanted to die. So, if you do have children, God help you, because that is an awful thing to say that he got his death wish. I just hope nothing like this ever hits home with you.

July 2, 2010 at 10:57 p.m.
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