Neighbor called police after Thomas Patton and his wife argued. Police arrived, Thomas had a knife and is said to have threatened police. He was shot 26 times. Family said he was distraught over losing his job, possibly suicidal, just needed help.

ID: 804

Victms Name: Thomas Patton
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Race: African-American/Black

City: Thousand Oaks
County: Ventura
State: CA
Zip Code: 91360
Country: United States of America

Agency: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Neighbor called police after Thomas Patton and his wife argued. Police arrived, Thomas had a knife and is said to have threatened police. He was shot 26 times. Family said he was distraught over losing his job, possibly suicidal, just needed help.

Symptoms of mental health: Yes

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