An undercover police officer shot and killed Ward after claiming that he failed to stop the SUV he was driving and fired in self-defense. Ward’s death prompted protests from community members, who said Ward was merely driving his mother’s SUV with a group of friends and the officer had not identified himself. In 2005, the officer was indicted on murder charges but was later granted immunity by a judge in 2010.

ID: 1185

Victms Name: Corey Ward
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Race: African-American/Black

City: Buckhead
County: Fulton
State: GA
Zip Code: 30305
Country: United States of America

Agency: Atlanta Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: An undercover police officer shot and killed Ward after claiming that he failed to stop the SUV he was driving and fired in self-defense. Ward’s death prompted protests from community members, who said Ward was merely driving his mother’s SUV with a group of friends and the officer had not identified himself. In 2005, the officer was indicted on murder charges but was later granted immunity by a judge in 2010.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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