Mentally disabled Smith drove away from a gas station without paying, as he’d done many times before (always returning to pay later). This time a call when out, many jurisdictions responded and located Smith on the interstate, gathered around his 10-year-old Cadillac, and shot out his tires as he attempted to get away. One local officer fatally shot him in the back instead. He was found not guilty of 1st and 2nd degree murder. The family reached a settlement of $675K.

ID: 234

Victms Name: Shannon Smith
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Race:

City: Towanda
County: McLean
State: IL
Zip Code: 61776
Country: United States of America

Agency: Hudson Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Mentally disabled Smith drove away from a gas station without paying, as he’d done many times before (always returning to pay later). This time a call when out, many jurisdictions responded and located Smith on the interstate, gathered around his 10-year-old Cadillac, and shot out his tires as he attempted to get away. One local officer fatally shot him in the back instead. He was found not guilty of 1st and 2nd degree murder. The family reached a settlement of $675K.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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