Death Med For Depression 28/04/2009 Virginia Man Starts New Med For Depression: Becomes Violent: Is Killed by Police

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Last paragraph reads:  ” Hansen had been a normal teenager growing up but was diagnosed in 1996 of having schizophrenia. He had recently started a new medication to help with depression. Hansens family feels the police need to have better plans in place for these situations.

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Police Shoot and Kill Mentally Ill Man after Attack

31 yo Robert “Bo” Hansen Jr was shot and killed after attacking a police officer outside his home Saturday night. The 6’2″ 350lb Hansen had knocked the female officer down and began striking her. A 2nd female officer shot him in the chest fatally.

Earlier that evening Hansen had attacked his father for no apparent reason. Hansens mother called 911 and explained her son was a very large man with mental problems. When the officers arrived Hansen approached and was pepper-sprayed unsuccessfully.

Hansen had been a normal teenager growing up but was diagnosed in 1996 of having schizophrenia. He had recently started a new medication to help with depression. Hansens family feels the police need to have better plans in place for these situations.

Source: www.timesdispatch.com
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