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“Indian-American Shot Dead by San Antonio Police During Apprehension Attempt”

Sachin Sahoo, a 42-year-old Indian-origin man, tragically lost his life in a confrontation with San Antonio police officers on April 21.

The incident unfolded as police attempted to apprehend Sahoo in connection with an aggravated assault case.

Sahoo, originally from Uttar Pradesh and potentially a naturalized US citizen, had reportedly struck a 51-year-old woman with his vehicle before fleeing the scene.

The victim was left critically injured and hospitalized. Subsequently, police issued a felony warrant for Sahoo’s arrest.

Despite initially evading authorities, Sahoo returned to the location later, prompting another encounter with the police.

In the ensuing confrontation, Sahoo struck two officers with his vehicle, leading to one officer, Tyler Turner, firing his weapon and fatally injuring Sahoo at the scene.

The injured officer received immediate medical attention, while Sahoo was pronounced dead. Investigations into the incident are ongoing.

Police Chief Bill McManus revealed that Sahoo had allegedly run over the woman, identified as his roommate, and that she was undergoing multiple surgeries and in critical condition.

Reports also indicate that Sahoo had a history of mental health issues, including bipolar disorder and symptoms of schizophrenia, as shared by his ex-wife Leah Goldstein.

The tragic event highlights the complexities surrounding mental health and law enforcement encounters, underscoring the need for comprehensive approaches to handling such situations with sensitivity and care.

Author:- Apoorva Arora

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