Lavon King Killed by Jersey City Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
119-121 Ege Ave
Mapping Police Violence:

A pair of Jersey City police officers from the Emergency Services Unit spotted King on Kearney Avenue at approximately 4:30 p.m. While one officer pursued him on foot, another followed in a police vehicle. King was tracked to an Ege Avenue backyard, where he entered an unlocked shed. As one of the officers entered the shed with his firearm drawn, King struggled with the officer. At that point, the officer fired one round, striking the 20-year-old in his chest. Witness could hear Lavon say 'Why did you shoot me?' after being shot.

Victim's Name: Lavon King

Agency Responsible: Jersey City Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 20

Race: Black

Date of Death: June 24, 2014

County: Hudson

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Unreported

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Unarmed/Did Not Have an Actual Weapon

Weapon: unarmed

Geography: Urban

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