Edgar Espinoza Killed by Kings County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
7622 Houston Avenue
Mapping Police Violence:

Deputies received reports of a man chasing a child in the roadway at around 11 p.m. Police said they found Edgar Espinoza in a pickup truck with his 9-year-old son in a chokehold with a military knife to his throat. Deputies tried to get him out of the car, but the father wouldn't let him go. A deputy shot and killed the father.

Victim's Name: Edgar Espinoza

Agency Responsible: Kings County Sheriff's Office

Gender: Male

Age: 35

Race: Hispanic

Date of Death: December 15, 2018

County: Kings

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 4308

Geography: Suburban

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