Phoenix Police Officer Robert Sitek was shot four times 4/12/03 during a traffic stop altercation with an illegal alien that became violent. Sitek and his partner David Thwing were on routine patrol when a red truck cut off their squad car, and when the officers stopped the truck the driver began shooting. Officer Sitek was in cardiac arrest by the time he reached the hospital and lost a considerable amount of blood. Shooter Francisco A. Gallardo was a Mexican citizen who had recently completed a seven-year prison term for aggravated assault. He had been deported after his release but had returned to Arizona. Gallardo was shot and killed as he tried to escape by Officer Thwing.

ID: 1580

Victms Name: Francisco A. Gallardo
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Race: Hispanic/Latino

City: Phoenix
County: Maricopa
State: AZ
Zip Code: 85006
Country: United States of America

Agency: Phoenix Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Phoenix Police Officer Robert Sitek was shot four times 4/12/03 during a traffic stop altercation with an illegal alien that became violent. Sitek and his partner David Thwing were on routine patrol when a red truck cut off their squad car, and when the officers stopped the truck the driver began shooting. Officer Sitek was in cardiac arrest by the time he reached the hospital and lost a considerable amount of blood. Shooter Francisco A. Gallardo was a Mexican citizen who had recently completed a seven-year prison term for aggravated assault. He had been deported after his release but had returned to Arizona. Gallardo was shot and killed as he tried to escape by Officer Thwing.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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