On reports of a man in the streets with a gun, police found Mendez carrying a sawed-off shotgun. When ordered to drop the weapon Mendez ran and tried to elude police instead. He was shot once, through the heart, by a plainclothes officer.

ID: 917

Victms Name: Juan Mendez
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Race: Hispanic/Latino

City: New York City
County: New York
State: NY
Zip Code: 10013
Country: United States of America

Agency: City of New York Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: On reports of a man in the streets with a gun, police found Mendez carrying a sawed-off shotgun. When ordered to drop the weapon Mendez ran and tried to elude police instead. He was shot once, through the heart, by a plainclothes officer.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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