Mental Health Research

Man fatally shot by Newport police after domestic violence call struggled with mental illness, friends say

Man fatally shot by Newport police after domestic violence call struggled with mental illness, friends say

It had been nearly three days since David Lollis watched as David Airth, his friend and neighbor of two decades, was fatally shot by a police officer in their sleepy Newport Shores neighborhood.

Lollis is still having trouble sleeping, he said Tuesday. Airth’s other neighbors, many of whom have lived in the neighborhood for decades, are still rattled by the deadly confrontation between police and a man they had known to be happy and kind.

“I walk by there several times a day,” Lollis said of the spot on 61st Street where Airth was shot. “It’s been tough....

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