Joshua Downing Killed by Kansas City Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
East 8th Street and Gladstone Avenue
Mapping Police Violence:

Dispatchers sent officers on a report of man with a rifle at about 1 a.m. When officers arrived, they saw the man in the street with a rifle. The officers reportedly ordered the man to drop his gun, but he failed to do so. Police reportedly attempted to use less lethal force by firing bean bag rounds at the man, but the man didn't comply. The man allegedly turned and pointed his rifle at officers, who shot and killed him.

Victim's Name: Joshua Downing

Agency Responsible: Kansas City Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 37

Race: Unknown race

Date of Death: February 7, 2020

County: Jackson

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: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5562

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