Aquantis Griffin Killed by Austin Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
302 E 6th St
Mapping Police Violence:

Officers were on alert about fights outside a rap show when shots were fired in a parking lot at the back of the club around 1 a.m. Police said at least two people with guns fired multiple times. Officers approached an alley when they heard gunshots and said Aquantis Givens ran toward them with a gun in his hand. Eight officers shot and killed him. One officer fired a Taser.

Victim's Name: Aquantis Griffin

Agency Responsible: Austin Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 21

Race: Black

Date of Death: August 17, 2018

County: Travis

Cause of Death: Gunshot, Taser

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 3975

Geography: Urban

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