William Dion Tolbert Simpkins Killed by Atlanta Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
Piedmont Avenue and South Prado
Mapping Police Violence:

A man who was firing shots into the air near Piedmont Park, police said. WHen police arrived, he reportedly fired at an officer and grazed him in the head. Police shot and killed William Simpkins.

Victim's Name: William Dion Tolbert Simpkins

Agency Responsible: Atlanta Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 39

Race: Black

Date of Death: March 17, 2020

County: Fulton

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: 5711

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