Early on a Sunday morning deputies responded to Garcia’s property on neighbors’ reports of numerous dead animals in his yard. He was known to struggle with paranoid schizophrenia. Deputies encountered Garcia still firing his shotgun. After refusing to surrender or drop the weapon, he was fatally shot.

ID: 150

Victms Name: William Garcia
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Race:

City: Miami
County: Miami-Dade
State: FL
Zip Code:
Country: United States of America

Agency: Miami-Dade Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Early on a Sunday morning deputies responded to Garcia’s property on neighbors’ reports of numerous dead animals in his yard. He was known to struggle with paranoid schizophrenia. Deputies encountered Garcia still firing his shotgun. After refusing to surrender or drop the weapon, he was fatally shot.

Symptoms of mental health: Yes

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