Questions arose about how Honduran immigrant Perez could have possibly understood and complied with officers’ instructions, as three of them shouted at him in English to drop the knife he was holding, and Perez could not speak English. The police countered that he must have understood. He was fatally shot.

ID: 1723

Victms Name: Franciso Antonio Perez
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Race: Hispanic/Latino

City: Middle River
County: Baltimore
State: MD
Zip Code: 21220
Country: United States of America

Agency: Baltimore County Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Questions arose about how Honduran immigrant Perez could have possibly understood and complied with officers’ instructions, as three of them shouted at him in English to drop the knife he was holding, and Perez could not speak English. The police countered that he must have understood. He was fatally shot.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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