An Army veteran and West Chester University student, Forbes was returning home at 5 a.m. from his security guard job, in uniform, when he was stopped on City Line Avnue on the Philadelphia border. Police officer John Salkowski shot Forbes in the heart. He claims Forbes threatened him with a carved walking stick, even though the 140-pound victim was surrounded by at least five armed cops.

ID: 9

Victms Name: Erin Forbes
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Race: African-American/Black

City: Bala Cywyd
County: Philadelphia
State: PA
Zip Code: 19131
Country: United States of America

Agency: Lower Merion Township Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: An Army veteran and West Chester University student, Forbes was returning home at 5 a.m. from his security guard job, in uniform, when he was stopped on City Line Avnue on the Philadelphia border. Police officer John Salkowski shot Forbes in the heart. He claims Forbes threatened him with a carved walking stick, even though the 140-pound victim was surrounded by at least five armed cops.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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