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Philip Watkins,
San Jose, California
February 11, 2015

Agencies: San Jose Police Department California

Last updated: 9 months ago

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A tragic picture is emerging as San Jose police investigate the young man who was armed with a knife when they fatally shot him outside his mother's home. The family of Phillip Watkins tells ABC7 News that he was depressed and suicidal when he confronted officers on Wednesday night. They say he needed help, not a bullet.