Name withheld by police Killed by Pershing County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
I-80
Mapping Police Violence:

Deputies responded to a motorist assist and determined that the driver had an active warrant. Deputies decided to make an arrest, but the driver resisted and fled. While driving off, the driver crashed into a police car head-on. After a short chase, officers were able to force the vehicle to a stop. Deputies sicced a dog on the man, at which time, the man defended himself and began to stab the dog with a knife. A deputy shot and killed the man.

Victim's Name: Name withheld by police

Agency Responsible: Pershing County Sheriff's Office

Gender: Male

Race: Unknown race

Date of Death: June 17, 2020

County: Pershing

Cause of Death: Gunshot, Taser

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Car

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5929

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