Homeless and well known to the police, Beatty reportedly threatened cafeteria customers with a knife in the early morning hours. After a 12-block foot chase he turned and directly threatened officers, and was shot to death with 17 rounds. Police remained tight-lipped about the shooting due in part to then-current federal investigations about allegations of their department planting weapons and fabricating evidence.

ID: 648

Victms Name: Richard Wayne Beatty
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Race:

City: Miami
County: Miami-Dade
State: FL
Zip Code: 33136
Country: United States of America

Agency: Miami-Dade Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Homeless and well known to the police, Beatty reportedly threatened cafeteria customers with a knife in the early morning hours. After a 12-block foot chase he turned and directly threatened officers, and was shot to death with 17 rounds. Police remained tight-lipped about the shooting due in part to then-current federal investigations about allegations of their department planting weapons and fabricating evidence.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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