Juan Lozano Jr, 31

Houston, Texas
March 31, 2003

Agencies: Harris County Sheriff's Office Texas

Cause of death: Shooting

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h/m, 31, mentally ill, shot twice in the chest and killed by Ronald L. Plotner, a 5-yr. veteran of HPD, who claims he chased Lozano because he was driving through a residential area with his lights off. Lozano soon crashed and his car turned on its side in a ditch. Plotner then claims Lozano "grabbed an object from his vehicle and pointed it" at him; a witness disputes that, saying Lozano was "on the ground" when he was shot. No weapon was found. He was only a short distance from his sister’s house, where he had been staying since splitting up with his wife. Plotner was no-billed. Lozano is the 6th person known to have been shot to death this year by a Harris County police officer.