Chesapeake woman shot herself while handcuffed in police custody; ruled suicide

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The death ofa 19-year-old Chesapeake woman who died in police custody from a self-inflicted gunshot wound last July has been ruled a suicide, according to medical examiners.

According to a report by WAVY, police said Sarah Wilson managed to shoot herself through the mouth while handcuffed behind the back in Chesapeake on July 25, 2018.

Wilson was the passenger in the car driven by her boyfriend, Holden Medlin, 27.

The two were reportedly stopped around 4:24 p.m. by two CPD officers.

Medlin allegedly resisted arrest and attempted to flee police officers; Wilson was left alone.

CPD Officer Leo Kosinski told WAVY in August that Wilson allegedly, "contorted" her body and shot herself in the head.

WAVY confirmed with the OCME of Tidewater on Thursday that Wilson did commit suicide and died from an "intra-oral gunshot wound."

During the incident, Kosinski said one of the officers wore a body cam but it was knocked offline during the altercation.

WAVY reports that Medlin was charged with possession of oxycodone, suboxone, paraphernalia and a firearm with a schedule I or II drug, fleeing from law enforcement officer and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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