Two Las Vegas police officers in a patrol car saw Tommy Lee Gest try to stab a person near downtown Las Vegas, and they pulled over to stop him. Gest walked into the street toward the car, and officer drove the car a short distance away and got out. Gest walked toward the partners with the knife. Officers told him to drop it but he didn’t comply. One officer fired once, hitting him in the chest.

ID: 738

Victms Name: Tommy Lee Gest
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Race: African-American/Black

City: Las Vegas
County: Clark
State: NV
Zip Code: 89101
Country: United States of America

Agency: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Two Las Vegas police officers in a patrol car saw Tommy Lee Gest try to stab a person near downtown Las Vegas, and they pulled over to stop him. Gest walked into the street toward the car, and officer drove the car a short distance away and got out. Gest walked toward the partners with the knife. Officers told him to drop it but he didn’t comply. One officer fired once, hitting him in the chest.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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