John Francis Tippett Jr. Killed by St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
19800 Three Notch Road
Mapping Police Violence:

Deputies responded to a reported domestic assault, property destruction and homicidal threats. Police were told John Francis Tippett Jr. had access to several weapons and had made threats to harm himself and shoot responding police. Deputies confirmed Tippett had multiple warrants for his arrest. Police tried to contain Tippett and heard shots being fired. Tippett went in and out of the residence, each time shooting at police and a compressed gas tank in the driveway. Deputies shot and killed Tippett.

Victim's Name: John Francis Tippett Jr.

Agency Responsible: St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office

Gender: Male

Age: 43

Race: White

Date of Death: January 27, 2020

County: St. Mary's

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5505

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