Daelyn Polu Killed by Anchorage Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
Reeve Blvd & E 5th Ave
Mapping Police Violence:

Officers with the impaired driving enforcement unit stopped a Ford Taurus around 3:30 a.m. There was one man driving the vehicle, and four other men were passengers. During the traffic stop, a man in the back seat produced a gun and fired at officers. At least one officer shot and killed the man.

Victim's Name: Daelyn Polu

Agency Responsible: Anchorage Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 16

Race: Pacific Islander

Date of Death: February 16, 2020

County: Anchorage

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Justified by outside agency

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Drug or alcohol use

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5536

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