Cops: Handcuffed Sarah Wilson Shot Herself Through Mouth

Ryan Lau | @RyanLau71R

In July 2018, police arrested 19-year-old Sarah Wilson and her boyfriend, 27-year-old Holden Medlin, at a traffic stop in Chesapeake, Virginia. The officers took Wilson out of the car and cuffed her hands behind her back. But after, the officers went after Medlin who tried to flee the scene. At this point, the report grows more controversial.

According to the cops, they had at least one body camera on during the altercation with Medlin. However, once he resisted further, the resulting skirmish knocked the cam offline. In the attempt to subdue him, police resorted to using a Taser. They later found oxycodone, a syringe, a rifle, and drug paraphernalia in the car and arrested Medlin on a number of drug and firearm-related charges. The controversy, though, comes with Wilson’s death.

Did Sarah Wilson Really Commit Suicide?

According to the cops, Wilson shot herself through the mouth not long after they converged on Medlin. Despite this, the only gun was inside of the car and Wilson’s hands were handcuffed behind her back the entire time. Though a medical examiner later declared that she died from an “intra-oral gun wound”, the angle to shoot through the mouth with her hands behind her back would be incredibly difficult to maneuver. Police spokesman Leo Kosinski claimed that in order to pull off the suicide, Wilson “contorted” her body.

The plot deepens further when looking at the internal investigation for the case. The Chesapeake Police Department launched an internal investigation following the case, which has only recently concluded. Kosinski has confirmed that the office completed the investigation but has not given any comment on the outcome.

Furthermore, a January letter from a city attorney asserted that Wilson’s family would receive a response detailing the responsibility the city would take for Wilson’s death. Yet, as March draws to a close, the family’s lawyer insists that the details of the death remain a mystery.


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