Four officers went to Shaw’s residence responding to a 911 call (later found to be exaggerated). They found Shaw and his son in their driveway. Shaw disappeared briefly into his back yard and returned with a metal rake. Officers commanded him to drop it, and when it didn’t they fatally shot him twice. Shaw was a deaf mute. The officer was prosecuted for manslaughter and found not guilty; a U.S. District Court Judge determined that his actions were justified.

ID: 277

Victms Name: Errol Shaw Sr.
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Race: African-American/Black

City: Detroit
County: Wayne
State: MI
Zip Code: 48235
Country: United States of America

Agency: Detroit Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Four officers went to Shaw’s residence responding to a 911 call (later found to be exaggerated). They found Shaw and his son in their driveway. Shaw disappeared briefly into his back yard and returned with a metal rake. Officers commanded him to drop it, and when it didn’t they fatally shot him twice. Shaw was a deaf mute. The officer was prosecuted for manslaughter and found not guilty; a U.S. District Court Judge determined that his actions were justified.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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