Officer Joshua Adams went to a mobile home after a 911 caller reported a struggle on a neighbor’s patio. Adams, a four-year Phoenix officer, heard fighting and approached an open door to the mobile home, police said. The officer saw Robert Lee Templin, 56, with blood on his face and hands, and a second man with a shotgun. Adams yelled for the man to drop the shotgun. The man raised the gun toward the officer, and Adams fired several shots, killing him.

ID: 1502

Victms Name: Name withheld by police
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Race:

City: Phoenix
County: Maricopa
State: AZ
Zip Code: 85041
Country: United States of America

Agency: Phoenix Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Officer Joshua Adams went to a mobile home after a 911 caller reported a struggle on a neighbor’s patio. Adams, a four-year Phoenix officer, heard fighting and approached an open door to the mobile home, police said. The officer saw Robert Lee Templin, 56, with blood on his face and hands, and a second man with a shotgun. Adams yelled for the man to drop the shotgun. The man raised the gun toward the officer, and Adams fired several shots, killing him.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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