A partially disabled veteran, angry with the drug dealing in his neighborhood and with some degree of mental or emotional illness, encountered police when they were called to reports of shots fired in his neighborhood. At 3:30 a.m., a SWAT force entered his house, performed a room-to-room sweep, Shields raised his weapon when discovered, and he was shot to death.

ID: 1356

Victms Name: John Shields
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Race:

City: Jacksonville
County: Duval
State: FL
Zip Code: 32206
Country: United States of America

Agency: Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: A partially disabled veteran, angry with the drug dealing in his neighborhood and with some degree of mental or emotional illness, encountered police when they were called to reports of shots fired in his neighborhood. At 3:30 a.m., a SWAT force entered his house, performed a room-to-room sweep, Shields raised his weapon when discovered, and he was shot to death.

Symptoms of mental health: Yes

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