Othniel Askew shot and killed New York City Councilman James E. Davis while council was in session. A plainclothes police officer returned Askew’s fire striking Askew five times. Evidence showed Askew may have been planning suicide.

ID: 1717

Victms Name: Othniel Askew
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Race: African-American/Black

City: New York
County: New York
State: NY
Zip Code: 10007
Country: United States of America

Agency: City of New York Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Othniel Askew shot and killed New York City Councilman James E. Davis while council was in session. A plainclothes police officer returned Askew’s fire striking Askew five times. Evidence showed Askew may have been planning suicide.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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