Jason Westcott Killed by Tampa Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
906 W Knollwood St.
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A TPD informer purchased approx. $160 of marijuana from Westcott over 4 mo., reporting that he carried a gun. SWAT was deployed for search warrant, and when officers opened the door to Westcott's bedroom, they found him on the other side with a loaded, 9mm Taurus Slim pistol. He was immediately shot by two officers as he was "raising his weapon," initially in his right shoulder. The search yielded only 0.2 grams or about $2 worth of pot.

Victim's Name: Jason Westcott

Agency Responsible: Tampa Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 29

Race: White

Date of Death: May 27, 2014

County: Hillsborough

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Justified

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Geography: Urban

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