Jose Luis Rivera Killed by Moses Lake Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
Denton Road
Mapping Police Violence:

About 10:43 p.m. officers located a man's vehicle while conducting a search for the man. He fled after police attempted to make a traffic stop, causing a car chase for several miles. The car chase ended when officer used spike strips, stopping the man on Denton Road. The man fled on foot and was pursued by an officer and his dog. The man pulled out a handgun during the chase and opened fire, hitting the dog, and the officer shot and killed him.

Victim's Name: Jose Luis Rivera

Agency Responsible: Moses Lake Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 22

Race: Hispanic

Date of Death: February 28, 2020

County: Grant

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Justified by outside agency

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Other

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5586

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