With her considerable history of mental issues and encounters with law enforcement, a Wal-Mart clerk declined to sell Gassaway ammunition. Observed in the store afterward, she stole a wallet and sunglasses, was taken into the backroom for shoplifting, and there pulled a revolver and wounded two security guards. She was shot to death by local officers on scene.

ID: 619

Victms Name: Laura Gassaway
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Race:

City: Rockford
County: Winnebago
State: IL
Zip Code: 61114
Country: United States of America

Agency: Rockford Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: With her considerable history of mental issues and encounters with law enforcement, a Wal-Mart clerk declined to sell Gassaway ammunition. Observed in the store afterward, she stole a wallet and sunglasses, was taken into the backroom for shoplifting, and there pulled a revolver and wounded two security guards. She was shot to death by local officers on scene.

Symptoms of mental health: Yes

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