Individuals shot by police exhibit distinct patterns of recent prior hospitalizations and arrests: Multiple encounters with healthcare and law enforcement institutions foreshadow firearm injuries and present opportunities for crisis intervention

A new study finds that more than 50 percent of people with assault-related or legal intervention firearm injuries due to law enforcement actions and over 25 percent of individuals with self-inflicted or unintentional firearm injuries were arrested, hospitalized, or both in the two years prior to being shot.