Riley’s wife called police in shortly after midnight claiming her husband had tried to set their residence on fire, then locked himself in his room. Officers arrived and forced his door open, only to be confronted with the elderly Riley aiming a shotgun at them. He’d been bedridden and dependent on an oxygen tank for more than a year. Riley, who refused or could not understand their commands to drop the gun, was fatally shot.

ID: 507

Victms Name: Austin Riley
Age: 88
Gender: Male
Race: African-American/Black

City: Miami
County: Miami-Dade
State: FL
Zip Code: 33332
Country: United States of America

Agency: Miami-Dade Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Riley’s wife called police in shortly after midnight claiming her husband had tried to set their residence on fire, then locked himself in his room. Officers arrived and forced his door open, only to be confronted with the elderly Riley aiming a shotgun at them. He’d been bedridden and dependent on an oxygen tank for more than a year. Riley, who refused or could not understand their commands to drop the gun, was fatally shot.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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