John Robert Payne Killed by Homewood Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
345 State Farm Pkwy
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Two officers on patrol spotted two vehicles in a parking lot, one of which had the trunk open. There were three people—two men and a woman—near the vehicles. While police were trying to identify one of the people, he took off running, and officers chased him on foot. Both officers allegedly deployed their Taser stun guns, but they had no discernable effect. While running, Payne allegedly fired at officers, and both officers shot and killed him.

Victim's Name: John Robert Payne

Agency Responsible: Homewood Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 35

Race: Black

Date of Death: October 12, 2017

County: Jefferson

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: Foot

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 3029

Geography: Suburban

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