Gary P. Dorton Killed by Washington County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
116 Polo Ln
Mapping Police Violence:

Deputies were called to a home after they received a report of a male subject threatening to harm himself and a relative. When police got to the home they found Gary P. Dorton on the front porch, armed with a knife. Dorton was ordered to drop the knife and allegedly charged one of the deputies, and the deputy shot and killed him.

Victim's Name: Gary P. Dorton

Agency Responsible: Washington County Sheriff's Office

Gender: Male

Age: 43

Race: Unknown race

Date of Death: May 25, 2020

County: Washington

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5837

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