Alton Witchard Killed by Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
2000 21st Ave S
Mapping Police Violence:

Auto Theft Task Force deputies were following a minivan they thought was stolen. The passenger in the van, Alton Witchard, got out of the van holding an AR-15 assault rifle. Deputies say Witchard failed to heed multiple warnings to drop the weapon, and he was shot and killed.

Victim's Name: Alton Witchard

Agency Responsible: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

Gender: Male

Age: 37

Race: Black

Date of Death: May 7, 2016

County: Pinellas

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

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: 1525

Geography: Suburban

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