Carolina Padilla called authorities, saying that her ex-boyfriend, Morales, was trying to break into her home for the second time. Officer Scott James responded. When he confronted Morales, Morales shot Officer James in the chest and belly with a 9mm pistol. Officer James took cover behind his patrol car and shot Morales, who was pronounced dead at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. Officer James, who wore a bullet-resistant vest, survived his injuries.

ID: 384

Victms Name: Guadalupe Gonzales Morales
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Race: Hispanic/Latino

City: Baytown
County: Harris
State: TX
Zip Code: 77520
Country: United States of America

Agency: Baytown Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Carolina Padilla called authorities, saying that her ex-boyfriend, Morales, was trying to break into her home for the second time. Officer Scott James responded. When he confronted Morales, Morales shot Officer James in the chest and belly with a 9mm pistol. Officer James took cover behind his patrol car and shot Morales, who was pronounced dead at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. Officer James, who wore a bullet-resistant vest, survived his injuries.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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