Castellanos was wanted for escape from an Arkansas minimum security prison 4 years prior. Castellanos was reportedly shot to keep him from running down a Marshall in his SUV in a Wal-Mart parking lot; no weapons were found in the car. In a dying declaration to a Haines City Officer, Castellanos reported that he believed he was fleeing an attempted mugging. Two passengers in the vehicle confirmed that the officers repeatedly identified themselves as U.S. marshals. The decisions to apprehend Castellanos was reportedly spur of the moment, as they feared losing his position in the absence of a GPS tracker.

ID: 1331

Victms Name: Juan Castellanos
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Race: Hispanic/Latino

City: Haines City
County: Polk
State: FL
Zip Code: 33844
Country: United States of America

Agency: US Marshals

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Castellanos was wanted for escape from an Arkansas minimum security prison 4 years prior. Castellanos was reportedly shot to keep him from running down a Marshall in his SUV in a Wal-Mart parking lot; no weapons were found in the car. In a dying declaration to a Haines City Officer, Castellanos reported that he believed he was fleeing an attempted mugging. Two passengers in the vehicle confirmed that the officers repeatedly identified themselves as U.S. marshals. The decisions to apprehend Castellanos was reportedly spur of the moment, as they feared losing his position in the absence of a GPS tracker.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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