Viera had a history of mental health issues, a recent release from county jail, and a wife of 17 years. He locked her and their children out of their house during a domestic dispute. She sought help from a mental health center, who referred her to police; when the police responded to the house, Viera greeted them with a knife in his hand and refused to drop it. Officers shot him to death.

ID: 1020

Victms Name: Brian Viera
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Race:

City: Fall River
County: Bristol
State: MA
Zip Code: 2723
Country: United States of America

Agency: Fall River Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Viera had a history of mental health issues, a recent release from county jail, and a wife of 17 years. He locked her and their children out of their house during a domestic dispute. She sought help from a mental health center, who referred her to police; when the police responded to the house, Viera greeted them with a knife in his hand and refused to drop it. Officers shot him to death.

Symptoms of mental health: Yes

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