Casey White claims he was also shot in the head, police report says

Alabama capital murder suspect Casey Cole White claimed he had also been shot in the head as he was pulled out of the car accident where his prison lover Vicky White was dying of suspected suicide, according to a police report. .

New documents, filed by the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and viewed by The Independentreveal that the 38-year-old also had “a small amount of blood” on the back of his head when he was taken into police custody on Monday at the end of a 10-day manhunt.

A report from a police officer at the scene also indicates that Ms. White shot herself after the car stopped and her doomed lover appeared to have his hands out the window at the exact moment she pulled the trigger.

The Whites, who are not related or married and say they have been in a relationship for the past two years, were finally tracked to Evansville, Indiana, on Monday afternoon, where they led police in a brief car chase, before the cops ran over. the couple’s Cadillac off the road in a ditch.

White surrendered to authorities and was arrested while the 56-year-old prison guard was found with a gunshot wound to the head. She was rushed to the hospital, where she died of her injuries hours later.

On Tuesday night, the Vanderburgh County coroner ruled White’s death a suicide and said the autopsy found she had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Several officers at the scene of Monday’s arrest filed supplemental reports — many of them heavily redacted — with the sheriff’s office.

The reports shed new light on White’s final moments, including when she shot herself and what White was doing at the time.

In one report, Evansville Police Officer Sam Shahine details how he was assisting in the pursuit of the couple’s Cadillac and saw it being pushed off the road by another officer.

Officer Shahine said he then stopped at the crash site and got out of his patrol car with his gun drawn, pointing it at the windshield of the couple’s getaway car.

At that moment, the officer said he “saw a driver trying to stick his hands out the driver’s side window.”

According to the report, the officer gave the couple several commands to show their hands, but due to the darkening of the windows and the angle of the vehicle, he could not clearly see who was inside, according to the report.

As the officer gave verbal commands, he said he heard a gunshot coming from inside the vehicle.

Officer Shahine said he approached the vehicle and saw White sitting in the driver’s seat “screaming for help”.

After White was pulled out of the vehicle by officers, he said his “wife” had shot himself in the head.

Since then, authorities have confirmed that the couple were not married.

When White was arrested, the officer said he saw a small amount of blood on the back of the fugitive’s head “in which he claimed to have been shot as well”.

Despite claiming he had also been shot, White allegedly asked officers to treat “his wife”.

“The offender was convinced that he was fine and that we needed to take care of his wife,” the officer said.

It is unclear whether White was shot or if his injuries were caused when the getaway vehicle flipped over and fell into a ditch.

It’s also unclear if he was suggesting that he had shot himself – in some sort of suicide pact with his lover – or if Ms.

Only one shot was heard by the policeman.

Sergeant Erik Nilssen also noted in his supplemental report on the incident that White had blood covering his shirt and coming from the back of his head when he was detained.

The 38-year-old man was treated for a head wound at the scene and his blood-soaked shirt was removed as evidence, the report said.

Supplemental reports filed by two other officers also corroborated Officer Shahine’s account that a single shot was fired as officers approached the vehicle after it stopped in the ditch.

According to Sergeant Nilssen, White continued to ask about his “wife”‘s condition after he was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Authorities said on Tuesday that the 38-year-old woman showed no remorse over her death.

The convict, who is currently serving 75 years for a crime spree, also repeatedly told the sergeant that he did not kill the 58-year-old mother of two who is accused of murder.

“Mr White also continued to assert that he did not kill Connie Ridgeway,” the report said.

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