Two troopers pursued young, slight Ellerbe in a stolen SUV then continued the pursuit on foot. The unarmed Ellerbe was fatally shot in the back. Police refused to release even the most ordinary details of the event. The troopers were officially cleared but Ellerbe’s family settled in March 2008 for $12.5M.

ID: 1411

Victms Name: Michael Ellerbe
Age: 12
Gender: Male
Race: African-American/Black

City: Uniontown
County: Fayette
State: PA
Zip Code: 15401
Country: United States of America

Agency: Pennsylvania State Police

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Two troopers pursued young, slight Ellerbe in a stolen SUV then continued the pursuit on foot. The unarmed Ellerbe was fatally shot in the back. Police refused to release even the most ordinary details of the event. The troopers were officially cleared but Ellerbe’s family settled in March 2008 for $12.5M.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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