Michael Faries Killed by Pike County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
7858 South Meridian Road
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Around 2:07 p.m., Pike County 911 dispatch got a call from Michael Faries, asking police to respond because he and his wife were starving, and someone was shooting at them. A deputy and a Petersburg police officer responded to the home several minutes later, where they were greeted by Faries' wife who initially wouldn't let them inside. Officers said because he had called 911, they had to check on his well-being. Within seconds after officers entered the home, the Pike County Sheriff's deputy shot and killed Faries.

Victim's Name: Michael Faries

Agency Responsible: Pike County Sheriff's Office

Gender: Male

Age: 69

Race: White

Date of Death: May 3, 2020

County: Pike

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Justified by County Prosecutor

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Unknown

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5771

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