Autopsy: Man shot self in Ala. police station attack
21-year-old Rykemp Giles attacked a clerk inside police headquarters after being arrested on a domestic violence charge
SELMA, Ala. — 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.
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