Bike patrol officers were flagged down by a man reporting that he’d been assaulted by another man roaming around with a kinfe. The officers discovered Santella, with an icepick, and followed him into a nearby apartment complex. After an encounter where Santella appeared irrational and suicidal, and lunged twice at officers, the police fatally shot him.

ID: 1108

Victms Name: John Santella Jr.
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Race: European-American/White

City: Miami
County: Miami-Dade
State: FL
Zip Code: 33172
Country: United States of America

Agency: Miami-Dade Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Bike patrol officers were flagged down by a man reporting that he’d been assaulted by another man roaming around with a kinfe. The officers discovered Santella, with an icepick, and followed him into a nearby apartment complex. After an encounter where Santella appeared irrational and suicidal, and lunged twice at officers, the police fatally shot him.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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