Deputy Matthew McCord stopped Romero’s green Toyota Tercel, then patted him down. Authorities said that Romero reached for a gun in his pocket. The deputy shot him three times and killed him. A lawsuit by Romero’s widow claims that the deputy shouted at Romero and shot him for no reason.

ID: 1180

Victms Name: Mario Romero Mejia aka Melvin Alejandro Romero
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Race: Hispanic/Latino

City: Houston
County: Harris
State: TX
Zip Code: 77008
Country: United States of America

Agency: Harris County Constable’s Office Precinct 1

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Deputy Matthew McCord stopped Romero’s green Toyota Tercel, then patted him down. Authorities said that Romero reached for a gun in his pocket. The deputy shot him three times and killed him. A lawsuit by Romero’s widow claims that the deputy shouted at Romero and shot him for no reason.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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