Cavasos used his truck to strike a Child Protective Services vehicle, then threatened a CPS employee with a knife, in an attempt to gain access to his children, riding in the vehicle. Deputies told Cavasos to drop his knife. He obeyed, but remained standing and begged to see his children. A deputy fired a shot, striking the ground at Cavasos’s feet. Cavasos reacted to the shot. Deputy Anthony McAdoo fired a second shot, killing Cavasos. Family members who witnessed shooting were outraged.

ID: 329

Victms Name: Joe Cavasos Jr.
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Race: Hispanic/Latino

City: Lubbock
County: Lubbock
State: TX
Zip Code: 79423
Country: United States of America

Agency: Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Cavasos used his truck to strike a Child Protective Services vehicle, then threatened a CPS employee with a knife, in an attempt to gain access to his children, riding in the vehicle. Deputies told Cavasos to drop his knife. He obeyed, but remained standing and begged to see his children. A deputy fired a shot, striking the ground at Cavasos’s feet. Cavasos reacted to the shot. Deputy Anthony McAdoo fired a second shot, killing Cavasos. Family members who witnessed shooting were outraged.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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