David Tylek Atkinson Killed by Raleigh Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
2220 New Bern Ave.
Mapping Police Violence:

Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at the BP gas station on New Bern Ave. David Tylek Atkinson stole cash and tobacco products. When officers arrived, witnesses pointed them in the direction where Atkinson had run. When officers approached Atkinson, gunfire was exchanged, and one police officer was wounded along with Atkinson, who was killed. A handgun, cigarettes and cash reportedly were on the ground beside him.

Victim's Name: David Tylek Atkinson

Agency Responsible: Raleigh Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 24

Race: Black

Date of Death: May 13, 2020

County: Wake

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Foot

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5835

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