Eugene Cooper broke into Jennifer Cooper’s home, armed with a gun, and threatened to kill her, police said. Jennifer’s screams awakened her roommate, who called 911. When police arrived, the husband was standing inside the door, naked, holding the handgun. He screamed for officers to Get out! He was ordered to drop the weapon but raised it at the officers. Officer Ruben Ruiz, 33, with two years on the force, fired at least once, killing him.

ID: 1655

Victms Name: Eugene Cooper
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Race:

City: Phoenix
County: Maricopa
State: AZ
Zip Code: 85016
Country: United States of America

Agency: Phoenix Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Eugene Cooper broke into Jennifer Cooper’s home, armed with a gun, and threatened to kill her, police said. Jennifer’s screams awakened her roommate, who called 911. When police arrived, the husband was standing inside the door, naked, holding the handgun. He screamed for officers to Get out! He was ordered to drop the weapon but raised it at the officers. Officer Ruben Ruiz, 33, with two years on the force, fired at least once, killing him.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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