Police say Causton, 23, called police using an alias to say that a friend was threatening suicide. After Officer John Carboun and Officer Randle Meeker arrived at Causton’s apartment complex, he led them to his unit. According to the police account, Causton then walked toward officers with a folding knife and made a threatening gesture. Carboun shot and killed him.

ID: 1505

Victms Name: Erick G. Causton
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Race:

City: Chandler
County: Maricopa
State: AZ
Zip Code: 85225
Country: United States of America

Agency: Chandler Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Police say Causton, 23, called police using an alias to say that a friend was threatening suicide. After Officer John Carboun and Officer Randle Meeker arrived at Causton’s apartment complex, he led them to his unit. According to the police account, Causton then walked toward officers with a folding knife and made a threatening gesture. Carboun shot and killed him.

Symptoms of mental health: Yes

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