Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Man Shoots Himself in Back of Head While Handcuffed

A man who was stopped for a routine traffic violation somehow managed to shoot himself in the back of the head while handcuffed in the back seat of a police cruiser, cops said.

A police source said Oliver Neal, 26, was stopped on Moore Street near 28th, South Philadelphia, shortly before 1 a.m. yesterday and was found to have four packets of cocaine and two packets of marijuana in his possession.

After the drugs were found, police spokesman Capt. Benjamin Naish said, Neal was placed in the back seat of the police car. He said the officers were not inside the car with Neal.

Okay, I tend to be a very right-wing, gun-toting, pro-law-enforcement, I-pay-taxes-for-you-to-shoot-bad-guys sort of fellow. This, however, might just call for a wee bit of investigating.