Officers tried to arrest Baca, named in multiple felony warrants, after conducting a traffic stop on his vehicle. Baca fled the vehicle on foot. Officers tried to subdue him. In the process, Baca took Officer Gannon Tucker’s pistol, then shot twice at the officers. Corporals Jimmy Johnson, Keith Cargo and Lynn Ward fatally shot Baca. Baca had allegedly threatened Officer Tucker with a knife six days earlier.

ID: 1275

Victms Name: Sammy Cecilio Baca
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Race: Hispanic/Latino

City: Amarillo
County: Potter
State: TX
Zip Code: 79104
Country: United States of America

Agency: Amarillo Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Officers tried to arrest Baca, named in multiple felony warrants, after conducting a traffic stop on his vehicle. Baca fled the vehicle on foot. Officers tried to subdue him. In the process, Baca took Officer Gannon Tucker’s pistol, then shot twice at the officers. Corporals Jimmy Johnson, Keith Cargo and Lynn Ward fatally shot Baca. Baca had allegedly threatened Officer Tucker with a knife six days earlier.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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