Just before midnight, a person called 911 to report another person making threats toward the caller. An officer responded and encountered Henry Barnes Jr., who ran from the officer. Over the course of the next hour, police had several encounters with the Barnes, who also assaulted a family member who came to help the individual who made the original 911 call. During another altercation with the officer at 1:18 a.m., the officer shot and killed Barnes.
Victim's Name: Henry Barnes Jr.
Agency Responsible: Jay Police Department
Race: Native American
Date of Death: June 19, 2020
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges
Criminal Charges: No known charges
Mental Illness: No
Threat Level: attack
Body Camera: No
Washington Post Database ID: 5931