Deputy Zachary Long, working a second job as a security guard, confronted Garcia, whom he believed was stealing roofing shingles and loading them into a van. Deputy Long, who had been a HCSO deputy for 15 years, shot Garcia twice in the left side. Though Deputy Long claimed that Garcia drove toward him with the van, the van was not struck by gunfire. Since 1999, deputies had killed 22 people by firing into their vehicles.

ID: 2054

Victms Name: Rodolfo Gonzalez Garcia
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Race:

City: Houston
County: Harris
State: TX
Zip Code: 77346
Country: United States of America

Agency: Harris County Sheriff’s Office

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Deputy Zachary Long, working a second job as a security guard, confronted Garcia, whom he believed was stealing roofing shingles and loading them into a van. Deputy Long, who had been a HCSO deputy for 15 years, shot Garcia twice in the left side. Though Deputy Long claimed that Garcia drove toward him with the van, the van was not struck by gunfire. Since 1999, deputies had killed 22 people by firing into their vehicles.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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