According to a police statement, officers initially tried to pull over Vent, who was driving in a borrowed minivan, for reckless driving. Vent reportedly led officers on a pursuit on Airport Way before police called off the chase on Davis Road because it involved excessive speed. The chase resumed after dispatchers received calls reporting the same van driving around town recklessly and running red lights. This time, officers spotted the van in the downtown area, and Vent again led officers on a chase. The pursuit ended at the Cowles Street intersection, where Williamson had parked his patrol car in an attempt to block traffic and stop the van. Vent allegedly continued to drive slowly forward and didn’t obey Williamson’s demands to stop. Police said Williamson, who had exited his car, fired three rounds into the van’s windshield, killing Vent, when the bumper touched his legs.

ID: 370

Victms Name: Corwin Lee Vent
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Race: Native American/Alaskan

City: Fairbanks
County: Fairbanks North Star
State: AK
Zip Code: 99701
Country: United States of America

Agency: Fairbanks Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: According to a police statement, officers initially tried to pull over Vent, who was driving in a borrowed minivan, for reckless driving. Vent reportedly led officers on a pursuit on Airport Way before police called off the chase on Davis Road because it involved excessive speed. The chase resumed after dispatchers received calls reporting the same van driving around town recklessly and running red lights. This time, officers spotted the van in the downtown area, and Vent again led officers on a chase. The pursuit ended at the Cowles Street intersection, where Williamson had parked his patrol car in an attempt to block traffic and stop the van. Vent allegedly continued to drive slowly forward and didn’t obey Williamson’s demands to stop. Police said Williamson, who had exited his car, fired three rounds into the van’s windshield, killing Vent, when the bumper touched his legs.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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