Officers of the Denver Police Department entered the second floor of an apartment building with a ladder during a search for Frank Lobato’s nephew in a domestic-violence complaint. Officers were advised that other residents were at home upstairs. When Lobato, an unarmed invalid lying naked in his bed, reacted to Officer Ranjan Ford Jr.’s unexpected appearance, Ford shot Lobato once in the chest. Ford claimed to have mistaken a soda can for a weapon. The city of Denver settled with Lobato’s family for $900,000 in December 2007. Ford was suspended for 90 days.

ID: 2329

Victms Name: Frank Lobato
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Race:

City: Denver
County: Denver
State: CO
Zip Code: 80204
Country: United States of America

Agency: Denver Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Officers of the Denver Police Department entered the second floor of an apartment building with a ladder during a search for Frank Lobato’s nephew in a domestic-violence complaint. Officers were advised that other residents were at home upstairs. When Lobato, an unarmed invalid lying naked in his bed, reacted to Officer Ranjan Ford Jr.’s unexpected appearance, Ford shot Lobato once in the chest. Ford claimed to have mistaken a soda can for a weapon. The city of Denver settled with Lobato’s family for $900,000 in December 2007. Ford was suspended for 90 days.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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