Pineda was an immigrant Salvadoran restaurant worker who was confronted by plainclothes police officers and stabbed on of them in the leg. Officers responded by shooting him to death. Reporting of the incident raised the possibility that the language barrier may have contributed to Pineda’s demise.

ID: 633

Victms Name: Jose Pineda
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Race: Hispanic/Latino

City: Boston
County: Suffolk
State: MA
Zip Code: 2128
Country: United States of America

Agency: Boston Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Pineda was an immigrant Salvadoran restaurant worker who was confronted by plainclothes police officers and stabbed on of them in the leg. Officers responded by shooting him to death. Reporting of the incident raised the possibility that the language barrier may have contributed to Pineda’s demise.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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