Mesa police shot and killed Espinoza who was living in a group home for mentally and physically disabled residents after he threatened officers and the house’s occupants with a knife, police said. The home’s caregiver called to report that Espinoza was threatening him and the home’s two other residents. The officers shot Espinoza with non-lethal beanbag rounds after they said he approached them with the knife at the front door. The man ran into the kitchen, and officers followed. Martinez said he ignored repeated orders to put down the knife. Espinoza advanced toward the officers and was threatening them with a butcher knife when all four officers shot and killed him.

ID: 673

Victms Name: Raymundo T. Espinoza
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Race:

City: Mesa
County: Maricopa
State: AZ
Zip Code: 85202
Country: United States of America

Agency: Mesa Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Mesa police shot and killed Espinoza who was living in a group home for mentally and physically disabled residents after he threatened officers and the house’s occupants with a knife, police said. The home’s caregiver called to report that Espinoza was threatening him and the home’s two other residents. The officers shot Espinoza with non-lethal beanbag rounds after they said he approached them with the knife at the front door. The man ran into the kitchen, and officers followed. Martinez said he ignored repeated orders to put down the knife. Espinoza advanced toward the officers and was threatening them with a butcher knife when all four officers shot and killed him.

Symptoms of mental health: Yes

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