Melvin DeLong Killed by Rolette County Sheriff's Office

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Rolette County Sheriff's Deputy Colt Allery was fatally shot, two other deputies, and a Rolla police officer are on paid administrative leave after a vehicle chase turned deadly. Police received the call from OnStar stating the vehicle was reported stolen in Devils Lake, and GPS tracking showed it traveling toward Rolette County. Prior to the shooting, OnStar shut down the vehicle to less than 5 mph prior to deputies engaging the suspect. A gunfight ensued, and all the deputies fired shots, killing DeLong.

Victim's Name: Melvin DeLong

Agency Responsible: Rolette County Sheriff's Office

Gender: Male

Age: 28

Race: Native American

Date of Death: January 18, 2017

County: Rolette

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: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 2245

Geography: Rural

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