Sachin Sahoo: Bipolar Indian-Origin Man Shot Dead By US Police 

On April 21, Sachin Sahoo, an Indian-origin man, was shot by a San Antonio police officer. According to the Deccan Herald, when the officers attempted to apprehend Sachin, he struck two officers with his vehicle.

Sachin Sahoo was being pursued in connection with an aggravated assault case.

Originally from Uttar Pradesh, India, Sachin Sahoo was declared dead at the scene.

Sources from PTI claimed that Sachin Sahoo might have been a naturalized U.S. citizen. As per the preliminary investigation, on April 21, just before 6:30 PM, officers were called to a home in Cheviot Heights, San Antonio.

They were responding to a report of an ‘Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.’

Upon arrival, the officers discovered a 51-year-old woman who had been deliberately hit by Sachin Sahoo’s vehicle.

After hitting the woman, Sachin Sahoo fled the scene.

The 51-year-old victim was transported to a nearby hospital and was in critical condition.

Consequently, a felony arrest warrant was issued in the name of Sahoo by the San Antonio Police Detectives.

Later that evening, neighbors informed the police that Sahoo had returned to his original location.

When two officers arrived at the scene and attempted to make contact, Sachin struck both with his vehicle. One of them shot Sahoo, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

One officer was treated at the scene, while the other was taken to a local hospital.

Police Chief Bill McManus stated that Sachin’s actions also left his roommate in critical condition. The woman underwent multiple surgeries.

According to Outlook India, when officers approached to arrest Sachin, he “got into his car and managed to squeeze through the police vehicles blocking his driveway.” In the process, he also hit the officers.

Subsequently, another officer stopped Sachin by firing at him.

About Sachin Sahoo

Leah Goldstein, Sahoo’s ex-wife, revealed that her ex-husband had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and also exhibited symptoms of schizophrenia.

She added, ‘He has suffered for the past ten years with bipolar disorder. He also had symptoms of schizophrenia. He couldn’t understand what was wrong with him.’

In a news report, she said, ‘He would hear voices, hallucinate, and just get stuck in his own mind.'”

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