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
Date of Death: June 9, 2020
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges
Criminal Charges: No known charges
Mental Illness: No
Armed: Allegedly Armed
Threat Level: attack
Fleeing: Not fleeing
Body Camera: No
Washington Post Database ID: 5911