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Cuffed suspect shoots himself in the head in back of cop car

So many questions.

KXAN in Austin, Texas, reports police are investigating how a suspect who was handcuffed in the back of a police car was able to shoot himself in the head Sunday.

First, how did he even have a gun? The report says the suspect was picked up at Barton Creek Square Mall for shoplifting and possession of a controlled substance.

The police were unable to determine the name of the young man (who they thought was in his late teens, early 20s), so they were planning to take him to the station to be fingerprinted.

During transit, police say, the man was making suicidal comments. An officer asked if he had a way to do it, the suspect answered yes.

He "removed a pistol it appears from the back of his waistband, placed it towards his head while still handcuffed, was able to pull his hands around to the side," Austin Police Interim Chief Brian Manley told KXAN.

Manly said the officer pulled over and got out in front of a bar, the Austin Ale House, and began to try to diffuse the situation.

"The officers were trying to get people a safe distance away from the scene while actively handling what was happening."

Manley said after several minutes of pointing the gun at himself, the suspect shot himself in the head.

"Absolutely there was a danger (to the police officer)" Manley said. "If this individual had chosen to remove that weapon and fire at the officer instead of saying something, we could be here discussing a very different incident here today."

It's still unclear how the suspect had the weapon, since, according to KXAN, "APD protocol calls for searching a suspect for weapons before they are placed inside a police vehicle.

The suspect was sent to University Medical Center Brackenridge in critical condition.

Manly said the whole incident was captured on police video.

KXAN reports: "APD is investigating whether protocol was followed. APD policy says officers cannot put their hands under a suspect's clothing unless they feel something that seems like it could be a weapon. They can make suspects take off coats and jackets."

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Kinky clown sex became too crazy for this teenager after his ex-girlfriend stabbed him

Well, that'd probably be the end game for a lot of us.

According to The Sun, British 18-year-old Kieran Bewick was engaging in what he said was "kinky sex" with ex-girlfriend Zoe Adams at their apartment. When he walked into the bedroom, Adams had her face painted like a clown, put a pillow over Bewick's head and told him to trust her.

Then she stabbed him five times.

With a 10-inch knife she hid next to the bed.

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The Sun reports Adams, who the publication says was obsessed with male sacrifice, has a history of watching videos of sexual violence and sharing them on Facebook.

One of those videos was captioned: "Murder is like a bag of chips- you cannot stop after just one.'

In an interview with The Sun, Bewick described a conversation with Adams, in which she had ... well ... quite the dream.

"One time she told me about a dream she'd had about a friend's ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend," Bewick said. "In the dream his throat was slit, and she was naked on top of him. His new girlfriend was nude and hanging from the rafters above them. It seemed to excite her, she got a kick out of men being in pain."

Adams, who was 17 at the time of the stabbing, admitted to the crime and was sentenced this months to 11 years in jail.

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"I will never explore kinky sex again," he told The Sun. "There is absolutely no way in the future I'd ever consent to being tied up or anything like that. From now on it is just normal sex."

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