Xavier Jaime Rovie Killed by Phoenix Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
South First Avenue and East Jackson Street
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Police tried to stop Xavier Jaime Rovie, who was riding a bicycle, for alleged traffic violations. Rovie fled on the bicycle. The officer riding in the passenger seat of the patrol vehicle jumped out to run after Rovie, while the other officer followed in the vehicle to the nearby railroad tracks. When they caught up with Rovie, the three struggled with Rovie's alleged weapon, leading to gunfire that hit the officer who had been behind the wheel in the bullet-resistant jacket and killing Rovie.

Victim's Name: Xavier Jaime Rovie

Agency Responsible: Phoenix Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 28

Race: Hispanic

Date of Death: January 6, 2020

County: Maricopa

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: 5353

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