Handal was refused entry to his family’s home and began acting violently and irrationally. Police were called because a family member believed he was stabbing the dog. The dog was not hurt. From the San Diego Union-Tribune: Sgt. Richard Browning arrived at the scene and saw the man breaking out vehicle windows with a baseball bat and shovel and ordered him to drop the weapons, Lt. Sheila Potkonjak said. When the man refused to stop, Browning tried to knock him down with his patrol car, but Handal apparently got back up with the shovel still in his hand, she said. Handal allegedly headed toward two officers, Sean Marchand and Lindsay Simmons, holding the shovel like a baseball bat and they fired a total of six rounds, Potkonjak said. Handal died at the scene.

ID: 1887

Victms Name: Jody Handal
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Race: European-American/White

City: Oceanside
County: San Diego
State: CA
Zip Code: 92058
Country: United States of America

Agency: Oceanside Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Handal was refused entry to his family’s home and began acting violently and irrationally. Police were called because a family member believed he was stabbing the dog. The dog was not hurt. From the San Diego Union-Tribune: Sgt. Richard Browning arrived at the scene and saw the man breaking out vehicle windows with a baseball bat and shovel and ordered him to drop the weapons, Lt. Sheila Potkonjak said. When the man refused to stop, Browning tried to knock him down with his patrol car, but Handal apparently got back up with the shovel still in his hand, she said. Handal allegedly headed toward two officers, Sean Marchand and Lindsay Simmons, holding the shovel like a baseball bat and they fired a total of six rounds, Potkonjak said. Handal died at the scene.

Symptoms of mental health: Yes

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