Man killed by Henrico police struggled with mental health issues, his father shared

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – The father of the man killed by a police officer in Henrico said his son had mental health issues.

Brandon Jordan lived across from his 20-year-old son, Malachi Carroll, in Highland Springs.

Jordan said he could tell something had been wrong with his son for the past few weeks.

“He was already struggling with mental health issues. He was bullied in high school and was just trying to figure out who he was going to be,” Jordan said.

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Brandon Jordan (left) and Malachi Carroll

He said he believed the recent death of Carroll’s grandfather had deeply affected his son.

“I think he gave up. Whatever was going through his head, he let it take over,” Jordan said.

Police were called to a domestic disturbance at a home in Elsing Green Court in Highland Springs around 7.30pm on Wednesday.

Henrico Police were called to a domestic disturbance at a home in Elsing Green Court in Highland Springs on July 13, 2022.png

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Police in Henrico were called to a domestic disturbance at a home in Elsing Green Court in Highland Springs on July 13.

“After speaking with witnesses inside the residence, detectives determined that while officers were inside, Carroll attempted to assault an individual and an officer with a knife. the moment the officer discharged his weapon, wrote a Henrico police spokesperson. E-mail.

Carroll died in hospital.

The officer who shot Carroll has been with Henrico Police since June 2020.

“She has been placed on administrative duty, pending a full and thorough investigation,” the email from Henrico’s police spokesperson continued. “The officer’s body camera footage is being reviewed and the division is working closely with Henrico’s Commonwealth Prosecutor’s Office.”

Jordan told CBS 6 he believed his son was potentially suicidal and did not believe the officer who killed his son wanted it to happen.

“This is a difficult situation for everyone involved, and our team is working hard to determine the facts of what happened last night,” Henrico Police Chief Eric English said in a statement. press release sent by e-mail.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.

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