Robert Harman Sword Killed by Botetourt County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
2800 North Creek Road
Mapping Police Violence:

Around 10:12 a.m., the 911 center got a call about a suspicious man. Deputies responded and encountered Robert Sword, who police said had an unholstered firearm and pointed it at deputies. Sword reportedly appeared ill and was sitting in the middle of the road, and his vehicle was in a ditch. Police exchanged gunfire with Sword and shot and killed him.

Victim's Name: Robert Harman Sword

Agency Responsible: Botetourt County Sheriff's Office

Gender: Male

Age: 46

Race: White

Date of Death: March 27, 2020

County: Botetourt

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5692

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