Police responding to a burglary call were told that the resident’s nephew was on the property with a knife, and had assaulted him and attempted to assault other family members. Officers cornered Davis armed with a kitchen knife. After a prolonged struggle in which Davis survived one gunshot, two more gunshots, pepper spray, and then numerous other gunshots, the knife had to be pried from his hands. The victim had been using PCP.

ID: 1522

Victms Name: Robert Davis
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Race: African-American/Black

City: Hartford
County: Hartford
State: CT
Zip Code: 6112
Country: United States of America

Agency: Hartford Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Police responding to a burglary call were told that the resident’s nephew was on the property with a knife, and had assaulted him and attempted to assault other family members. Officers cornered Davis armed with a kitchen knife. After a prolonged struggle in which Davis survived one gunshot, two more gunshots, pepper spray, and then numerous other gunshots, the knife had to be pried from his hands. The victim had been using PCP.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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