James R. Best Killed by Pennslyvania State Police

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Category: Police - State
Old Crime Scene Address:
500 Pitt Street
Mapping Police Violence:

Troopers responded to a domestic incident at an apartment complex around 4:45 p.m. When troopers entered the apartment, Best allegedly pulled out a knife. Two troopers fatally shot Best when he reportedly failed to comply with their orders to drop the knife. He died about a month later.

Victim's Name: James R. Best

Agency Responsible: Pennslyvania State Police

Gender: Male

Age: 45

Race: Unknown race

Date of Death: April 28, 2020

County: Bedford

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

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