Officers were met at the door by a knife-wielding Evans when they responded to a domestic disturbance call. After barracading himself inside, the officers tried unsucccessfully to talk him out. Fearing he might harm himself, they forced their way inside. Evans charged with the knife, despite the use of stun bag rounds and tasers. He was shot and killed.

ID: 544

Victms Name: Joseph Theophilus Evans
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Race: African-American/Black

City: Gardena
County: Los Angeles
State: CA
Zip Code: 90249
Country: United States of America

Agency: Gardena Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Officers were met at the door by a knife-wielding Evans when they responded to a domestic disturbance call. After barracading himself inside, the officers tried unsucccessfully to talk him out. Fearing he might harm himself, they forced their way inside. Evans charged with the knife, despite the use of stun bag rounds and tasers. He was shot and killed.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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