Just before 8 p.m., Deputy Roy Nixon conducted a DWI traffic stop on Benitez, then told him to surrender and remove his hands from his jacket. Deputy Nixon fatally shot Benitez. Benitez, a Spanish-speaker, may not have understood the deputy’s orders. He was unarmed.

ID: 1991

Victms Name: Abel Jaimes Benitez
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Race: Hispanic/Latino

City: Kilgore
County: Gregg
State: TX
Zip Code: 75662
Country: United States of America

Agency: Gregg County Sheriff’s Office

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Just before 8 p.m., Deputy Roy Nixon conducted a DWI traffic stop on Benitez, then told him to surrender and remove his hands from his jacket. Deputy Nixon fatally shot Benitez. Benitez, a Spanish-speaker, may not have understood the deputy’s orders. He was unarmed.

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