Michael Kristopher Torres Killed by Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
1067 Highland Street
Mapping Police Violence:

Deputies went to Michael Torres' home to serve an arrest warrant. Torres was wanted for a domestic incident that occurred earlier in the day. Deputies encountered Torres in the front yard of his residence holding a machete. He was ordered to drop the weapon, but Torres failed to comply. First he was shot with a bean bag, then he reportedly rushed at the deputies, who shot and killed him.

Victim's Name: Michael Kristopher Torres

Agency Responsible: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office

Gender: Male

Age: 35

Race: Hispanic

Date of Death: June 20, 2020

County: Calcasieu

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: machete

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5940

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