Bodden fled as a police officer demanded to frisk him in a public park. After a foot chase. the officer shot him fatally in the back of the neck, and claimed that Bodden had produced a handgun. Eyewitnesses sharply disputed that. The shooting was highly controversial and the police unresponsive to demands for an investigation.

ID: 423

Victms Name: Ricky Bodden
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Race:

City: Dorchester
County: Suffolk
State: MA
Zip Code: 2125
Country: United States of America

Agency: Boston Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Bodden fled as a police officer demanded to frisk him in a public park. After a foot chase. the officer shot him fatally in the back of the neck, and claimed that Bodden had produced a handgun. Eyewitnesses sharply disputed that. The shooting was highly controversial and the police unresponsive to demands for an investigation.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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