The sword-carrying man fatally shot by Seattle police…seemed so bent on confronting police that he tried to get up and attack officers even after he had been shot twice and zapped with a stun gun At least two witnesses questioned the necessity of the shooting. They said Maxwell made no sudden movements and was holding the sword at his side when he was shot. He seemed in some instances to be goading police to shoot but at other times appeared desperate to escape.

ID: 957

Victms Name: Shawn Jerel Maxwell
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Race: African-American/Black

City: Seattle
County: King
State: WA
Zip Code: 98125
Country: United States of America

Agency: Seattle Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: The sword-carrying man fatally shot by Seattle police…seemed so bent on confronting police that he tried to get up and attack officers even after he had been shot twice and zapped with a stun gun At least two witnesses questioned the necessity of the shooting. They said Maxwell made no sudden movements and was holding the sword at his side when he was shot. He seemed in some instances to be goading police to shoot but at other times appeared desperate to escape.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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