Gaston A. Nava-Saucedo Killed by Kansas Highway Patrol

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Category: Police - State
Old Crime Scene Address:
SE 1st St & SE Madison St
Mapping Police Violence:

About 11 a.m., a trooper stopped a red Pontiac G6 for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop, the trooper attempted to arrest the male driver, who briefly exited his vehicle before resisting arrest and getting back in his car to flee. In an effort to prevent the driver from leaving, the trooper ended up partially inside the Pontiac, and was dragged by the fleeing car. During the struggle, the trooper fired multiple shots at Nava, killing him.

Victim's Name: Gaston A. Nava-Saucedo

Agency Responsible: Kansas Highway Patrol

Gender: Male

Age: 33

Race: Hispanic

Date of Death: February 4, 2020

County: Shawnee

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Vehicle

Weapon: vehicle

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Car

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5565

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