When Thomas visited a girlfriend who had a protective order against him, she called the police. Officers Shane Oien and James Erickson shot and killed Thomas after he allegedly drew a handgun and fired 1-4 shots at them. A witness claims Thomas was denied medical attention. He bled to death at the scene. The officers were awarded Medals of Valor in 2002.

ID: 732

Victms Name: Tyrone F. Thomas
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Race: African-American/Black

City: Spokane
County: Spokane
State: WA
Zip Code: 99201
Country: United States of America

Agency: Spokane Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: When Thomas visited a girlfriend who had a protective order against him, she called the police. Officers Shane Oien and James Erickson shot and killed Thomas after he allegedly drew a handgun and fired 1-4 shots at them. A witness claims Thomas was denied medical attention. He bled to death at the scene. The officers were awarded Medals of Valor in 2002.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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