Armed with a large survival knife, Messer was caught at 5:45 a.m. by officers as he tried to wrangle a convenience store cash register towards a getaway vehicle. He dropped it several times. Finally he fled to a neighboring back yard, refused to drop his knife, and was shot dead.

ID: 2223

Victms Name: John Medford Messer
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Race:

City: Lake City
County: Columbia
State: FL
Zip Code: 32025
Country: United States of America

Agency: Lake City Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Armed with a large survival knife, Messer was caught at 5:45 a.m. by officers as he tried to wrangle a convenience store cash register towards a getaway vehicle. He dropped it several times. Finally he fled to a neighboring back yard, refused to drop his knife, and was shot dead.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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