William E. Abbe Killed by Vancouver Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
Fourth Plain Blvd and Stapleton Road
Mapping Police Violence:

C-Tran dispatched a security officer to a nearby Vine bus stop for a report of an intoxicated person there. The security officer approached the intoxicated man and told him to leave, but as the security officer turned to get his phone, the man ran across Fourth Plain and into a man pushing a shopping cart, and the two fought. The security guard called police, and the intoxicated man was allegedly throwing sharp metal pieces at them when Officers Jay Alie, Sammy Abdala and Sean Suarezshot and killed him.

Victim's Name: William E. Abbe

Agency Responsible: Vancouver Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 50

Race: White

Date of Death: April 28, 2020

County: Clark

Cause of Death: Gunshot, Taser

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Drug or alcohol use

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: sharp object

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5786

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