Retta was connected to the knife slaying of a local couple. State troopers surrounded his fortified house where Retta held them off with a shotgun, until emerging briefly to shoot at a tree where snipers had taken cover. Hit by return fire, Retta retreated, called 911, then threatened officers again. He was shot to death. Prosecutors took the extraordinary measure of indicting him posthumously solely to inform a grand jury investigation into whether this killing was justified.

ID: 1181

Victms Name: Jack Retta
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Race:

City: Schenectady
County: Schenectady
State: NY
Zip Code: 12302
Country: United States of America

Agency: New York State Police

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Retta was connected to the knife slaying of a local couple. State troopers surrounded his fortified house where Retta held them off with a shotgun, until emerging briefly to shoot at a tree where snipers had taken cover. Hit by return fire, Retta retreated, called 911, then threatened officers again. He was shot to death. Prosecutors took the extraordinary measure of indicting him posthumously solely to inform a grand jury investigation into whether this killing was justified.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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