Autopsy: Man shot self in Alabama police station

AP News
Posted: Nov 18, 2016 9:23 AM

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A preliminary autopsy shows that an Alabama man who died of a gunshot inside Selma's police station shot himself to death.

Authorities say 21-year-old Rykemp Giles attacked a clerk inside police headquarters after being arrested on a domestic violence charge involving his mother on Nov. 7.

Police say Giles got into a scuffle with an officer and was shot, but that wound wasn't serious.

Police Chief John Brock tells The Selma Times-Journal ( ) the man then got an officer's gun and was later found dead in a cell.

District Attorney Michael Jackson confirmed says the autopsy determined Giles shot himself.

An officer and the police clerk suffered injuries that weren't life threatening.


Information from: Times Journal,