A mentally ill Duke was shot to death by county deputies on the grounds of the sheriff’s department. Duke was challenging officers with a pair of knives. Tasered twice in an effort to subdue him, he continued to attack with the knives. The grand jury review recommended additional training for officers on handling mentally ill people.

ID: 1728

Victms Name: Robert Duke
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Race:

City: Gainesville
County: Alachua
State: FL
Zip Code: 32641
Country: United States of America

Agency: Alachua County Sheriff’s Office

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: A mentally ill Duke was shot to death by county deputies on the grounds of the sheriff’s department. Duke was challenging officers with a pair of knives. Tasered twice in an effort to subdue him, he continued to attack with the knives. The grand jury review recommended additional training for officers on handling mentally ill people.

Symptoms of mental health: Yes

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