Lewis Ruffin Jr. Killed by Orange County Sheriff’s Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
5600 Pendleton Drive
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Lewis Ruffin was arrested for allegedly threatening his girlfriend with a kitchen knife and trying to run her off the road. He bonded out of jail and the girlfriend told police she was walking her dog in her neighborhood, when Ruffin forced her into a car while holding a gun. He reportedly texted her saying he was going back to the apartment so that police could kill him. Five deputies arrived to find Ruffin holding a gun, and he allegedly shot at them, and the deputies, possibly all five, shot and killed him.

Victim's Name: Lewis Ruffin Jr.

Agency Responsible: Orange County Sheriff’s Office

Gender: Male

Age: 38

Race: Black

Date of Death: June 9, 2020

County: Orange

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5911

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