Rayshard Scales Killed by Houston Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
Scott Street and Corder Street
Mapping Police Violence:

Around 6:30 p.m., officers were called for reports of a suspicious person with a firearm. A 30-year-old man was thought to have a handgun when he was fatally shot by a police officer while holding a BB gun replica of a 9MM Beretta.

Victim's Name: Rayshard Scales

Agency Responsible: Houston Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 30

Race: Black

Date of Death: May 14, 2020

County: Harris

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Unarmed/Did Not Have an Actual Weapon

Weapon: toy weapon

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5827

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