Within hours after breaking away from a hospitalization, mentally ill Schorr was visited by two local police, to retrieve him for an involuntarily commitment. There was a violent struggle, both officers were wounded, and Schorr was fatally shot. The family filed suit under a novel theory that a fatal police shooting violated ADA. This was upheld by the Third Circuit in 2003.

ID: 392

Victms Name: Ryan Schorr
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Race:

City: Camp Hill
County: Cumberland
State: PA
Zip Code: 17011
Country: United States of America

Agency: West Shore Regional Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Within hours after breaking away from a hospitalization, mentally ill Schorr was visited by two local police, to retrieve him for an involuntarily commitment. There was a violent struggle, both officers were wounded, and Schorr was fatally shot. The family filed suit under a novel theory that a fatal police shooting violated ADA. This was upheld by the Third Circuit in 2003.

Symptoms of mental health: Yes

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