A mentally ill man was being transported to involuntary commitment at the Wake Crisis Center. He overpowered the officer, stole the car, led officers on a high-speed chase before crashing and being shot to death in a field.
Victim's Name: Jonathan Lee Cunningham
Agency Responsible: Wake County Sheriff's Office
Date of Death: March 31, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Official Disposition: Justified
Criminal Charges: No known charges
Mental Illness: Yes