Michael Ciacchi, 38, was the subject of an area-wide manhunt after he fled a traffic stop in Valley View. Officers in Cleveland located Ciacchi about three hours later at a home on Stickney Avenue in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood, but the suspect refused to surrender. Ciacchi waved a gun –åۉÛÏ later found to be unloaded –åۉÛÏ and an officer ordered him to drop it or he would shoot him. Ciacchi replied, Go ahead and do it. When Ciacchi pointed the gun at the officers they fired. The suspect died in a hail of bullets that struck him in the chest and legs. One of the shooters was Officer James Simone. Ciacchi’s family said he suffered from depression. Officials ruled the shooting suicide by cop, and justified.

ID: 1443

Victms Name: Michael Ciacchi
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Race:

City: Cleveland
County: Cuyahoga
State: OH
Zip Code: 44109
Country: United States of America

Agency: Cleveland Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Michael Ciacchi, 38, was the subject of an area-wide manhunt after he fled a traffic stop in Valley View. Officers in Cleveland located Ciacchi about three hours later at a home on Stickney Avenue in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood, but the suspect refused to surrender. Ciacchi waved a gun –åۉÛÏ later found to be unloaded –åۉÛÏ and an officer ordered him to drop it or he would shoot him. Ciacchi replied, Go ahead and do it. When Ciacchi pointed the gun at the officers they fired. The suspect died in a hail of bullets that struck him in the chest and legs. One of the shooters was Officer James Simone. Ciacchi’s family said he suffered from depression. Officials ruled the shooting suicide by cop, and justified.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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