James Robert Richards Killed by Fairbanks Police Department

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1512 South Cushman Street
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Richards was shot and killed in Fairbanks after he threatened a woman with a gun, grabbed a hostage off the street and ignored commands to drop his weapon, according to police.

Victim's Name: James Robert Richards

Agency Responsible: Fairbanks Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 28

Race: White

Date of Death: August 29, 2016

County: Fairbanks North Star

Cause of Death: Gunshot, Taser

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Unknown

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Foot

Body Camera: Yes

Washington Post Database ID: 1829

Geography: Suburban

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