Lummi Tribal member Ben Hillaire was killed by Whatcom County Sheriff’s Deputy Rod Cadman. Cadman shot Hillaire five times while at his home in response to a 911 hang-up call. When a 911 operator called back, there was no answer at the Hillaire home. Cadman was dispatched to the residence to do a welfare check on the occupants. Upon his arrival, he discovered the family had been involved in a domestic dispute. Hillaire?s girlfriend Mira Valencia told Cadman that Hillaire had injured her. After a struggle, Hillaire was shot and killed.

ID: 687

Victms Name: Benjamin W. Hillaire
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Race: Native American/Alaskan

City: Birch Bay
County: Whatcom
State: WA
Zip Code: 98230
Country: United States of America

Agency: Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Lummi Tribal member Ben Hillaire was killed by Whatcom County Sheriff’s Deputy Rod Cadman. Cadman shot Hillaire five times while at his home in response to a 911 hang-up call. When a 911 operator called back, there was no answer at the Hillaire home. Cadman was dispatched to the residence to do a welfare check on the occupants. Upon his arrival, he discovered the family had been involved in a domestic dispute. Hillaire?s girlfriend Mira Valencia told Cadman that Hillaire had injured her. After a struggle, Hillaire was shot and killed.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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