Jose "Joey" Mercado Sr. Killed by Richland Police Department

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Old Crime Scene Address:
1300 Wilson Street
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Officers were trying to arrest Jose "Joey" Mercado Sr. during a family fight just before midnight, police said. A member of his family had called police to report Mercado was assaulting family members and throwing beer bottles at their house. The relative said Mercado had a knife and was drunk. An officer fired a Taser, but Mercado pulled out the probes. Police physically subdued him, killing him in the process.

Victim's Name: Jose "Joey" Mercado Sr.

Agency Responsible: Richland Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 48

Race: Hispanic

Date of Death: January 20, 2019

County: Benton

Cause of Death: Beaten

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Drug or alcohol use

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: attack

Geography: Suburban

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