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Family of Nicholas Norris comments for first time about his shooting death by Bexar County, Texas deputy

October 6, 2021

Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, a national trial law firm principally based in Chicago, and the family of Nicholas Norris are providing comments about his September 30, 2021 shooting death by a Bexar County, Texas sheriff’s deputy. Norris had a known history of mental health challenges which were exacerbated by the recent death of his mother Stephanie Norris due to Covid-19. Norris was shot and killed following a short vehicle pursuit that ended near the intersection of Sundance Crest and Potranco Road on the far west side of San Antonio. The morning of his death, Norris was in emotional distress and he was in need of intervention and medical support, but his encounter with law enforcement resulted in Norris being shot and killed. 

“The tragedy of this situation is that Nick Norris was in need of help, and an officer who is sworn to help citizens ended up taking his life. We see this irony play out over and over with people who have mental health challenges.  Police departments clearly need to improve how they train for and engage when someone is in an emotional crisis,” said Nicolette A. Ward, Senior Attorney at Romanucci & Blandin. “Our legal team is investigating all legal avenues in this matter and we call on Bexar County officials for complete transparency regarding the facts of this case.”

“Nick was a beautiful and gentle soul and abhorred violence. His brothers and I always did our best to protect him as much as possible his whole life and can’t believe we were not there to help him at that moment when he needed it. He did not deserve to die, and our family is devastated by this tragic end to his life,” said Thomas Norris, Nicholas Norris’ father.

Romanucci & Blandin has deep experience in police misconduct cases involving excessive force and is proud to be members of the legal teams representing the families of George Floyd, Javier Ambler, Botham Jean, Daniel Prude, Byron Williams, DeCynthia Clements and others.  For more on legal options in police misconduct cases please visit https://www.rblaw.net/practices-police-misconduct.

About Romanucci & Blandin, LLC 

Romanucci & Blandin is a national trial practice committed to fighting for victims of negligence, abuse and wrongful death and catastrophic injury arising from medical negligence, police misconduct, electrocution, pharmaceutical and corporate negligence, sexual abuse, trucking and motor vehicle accidents, commercial aviation disasters, mass torts and class actions.

The attorneys’ steadfast commitment to fighting for those seeking justice around the country has helped the firm obtain multiple verdicts and settlements in the millions of dollars. The Chicago-based personal injury lawyers are dedicated to providing victims who suffered injury as a result of another’s wrongdoing full and fair compensation in a diligent, professional, skilled and caring manner. The lawyers actively support their communities and provide advocacy at the national, state and local levels on issues that support the U.S. tort system. Founded in 1998, Romanucci & Blandin is widely recognized for representing plaintiffs in numerous practice areas including: personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, pharmaceutical, mass torts, civil rights, police misconduct, excessive force, aviation, product liability and premises liability.  For more information about Romanucci & Blandin, please visit www.rblaw.net or call (312) 458-1000.  

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