In June 2020, Jackie Ray Harry, a 60-year-old resident of Pershing, Nevada, was shot and killed by a police officer. That day, Harry’s car battery ran out, and he called the police with a help request.
The officer who arrived at the scene helped the man to start his vehicle, and then asked him to show his ID. After Harry provided the policeman with his passport, the cop revealed that the man had an outstanding arrest warrant for an earlier offense. The police officer intended to arrest the 60-year-old man, however, as the police officer reported, Harry turned around and began to run away. The officer used a stun gun, but the man continued to run. Eventually, the policeman caught up with Harry, who at that moment took out a knife and began to threaten to harm himself. A deputy sheriff arrived at the scene and released a police dog on the man, but after he wounded her with a knife, the officer fired three shots, killing Harry on the spot.
In May 2021, the family of a 60-year-old man filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming that the policeman violated the constitutional rights of the man.