Billy Ray Finks, a Western High School student, and a friend were driving a stolen car when a North Las Vegas police officer noticed the vehicle and followed it to a dead-end dirt road. The officer, who had called for other officers to help him, got out of the patrol car and pointed a gun at the two occupants. Finks and his friend got out of the car, even though the officer told them to stay inside. Finks also refused orders to drop a silver-colored gun, prompting the officer to fire twice. An investigation found the gun was a toy that they found in the glove box of the stolen car, and that Finks and his friend had used it to try to rob a pedestrian.

ID: 511

Victms Name: Billy Ray Finks
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Race: African-American/Black

City: Las Vegas
County: Clark
State: NV
Zip Code: 89108
Country: United States of America

Agency: North Las Vegas Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Billy Ray Finks, a Western High School student, and a friend were driving a stolen car when a North Las Vegas police officer noticed the vehicle and followed it to a dead-end dirt road. The officer, who had called for other officers to help him, got out of the patrol car and pointed a gun at the two occupants. Finks and his friend got out of the car, even though the officer told them to stay inside. Finks also refused orders to drop a silver-colored gun, prompting the officer to fire twice. An investigation found the gun was a toy that they found in the glove box of the stolen car, and that Finks and his friend had used it to try to rob a pedestrian.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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