Juston Root Killed by Boston Police Department

Juston Root
Juston Root
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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
Hammond Street and Route 9
Mapping Police Violence:

Police pursued Juston Root into Chestnut Hill, from a shooting scene in Boston where a Brigham and Women's Hospital valet was seriously injured. The pursuit came to an end with a crash on Route 9 in Chestnut Hill. Root allegedly got out of his car and pointed what appeared to be a gun at police who shot and killed him.

Victim's Name: Juston Root

Agency Responsible: Boston Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 41

Race: White

Date of Death: February 7, 2020

County: Norfolk

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Justified by District Attorney

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Car

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5514


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