This was a full page illustration for a feature story for EmDash. The story was about a kid who sensed he was having a mental episode and decided to get help. While transported by a police officer to the State Hospital, the cop shot and killed him during a struggle. According to the officer's statement, he pulled over so the kid could pee and uncuffed one of his hands. The kid somehow got ahold of the cop's teaser and was shot in the chest. The story is mainly about police involvement in mental health issues and how proper training is necessary to handle these delicate situations. Below you can see my illustration with the various sketches I submitted. Tried to keep the concept subtle as the story goes into plenty of detail.