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Saheed Vassell
was fatally shot by New York City police officers on April 4, 2018 in Brooklyn, NY. Following reports of a man waving what people thought was a silver gun. Officers fired ten shots, striking Vassell, the 34-year old multiple times. In his local community, Vassell was reportedly widely known and known to suffer from mental health challenges. The New York State Attorney General has opened an investigation into Vassell’s death.

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