Ward was being served a restraining order. When deputies arrived Ward charged at them with a knife. A deputy responded by shooting and killing Ward.
Victim's Name: Dewayne Deshawn Ward Jr.
Agency Responsible: Contra Costa Sheriff's Office
Date of Death: February 3, 2015
County: Contra Costa
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Official Disposition: Unreported
Criminal Charges: No known charges
Mental Illness: Yes
Armed: Allegedly Armed
Threat Level: other
Fleeing: Not fleeing
Body Camera: No
Washington Post Database ID: 119