Adam Karjalainen Killed by Beaverton Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
10100 SW Murray Blvd
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Residents called Beaverton police to say Karjalainen was in the neighborhood and wanted him gone. Although he didn't commit any crimes there, and police had already left, they returned after learning there was a warrant for Karjalainen's arrest based on a parole violation. Karjalainen allegedly had a replica gun when police returned, police said. They told him to drop the replica gun repeatedly, but he kept moving toward the officers, and he was shot and killed.

Victim's Name: Adam Karjalainen

Agency Responsible: Beaverton Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 44

Race: White

Date of Death: January 16, 2016

County: Washington

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Unarmed/Did Not Have an Actual Weapon

Weapon: toy

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 1176

Geography: Urban

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