Manuel Gonzales Verdugo Killed by El Centro Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
1501 Main St.
Mapping Police Violence:

Around 7 a.m., Manuel Gonzales Verdugo walked into a Rite Aid and stole several knives. He reportedly told employees to call the police and said he was going to kill an officer. When police arrived, they reportedly ordered Verdugo to drop the knife. Verdugo failed to comply and charged at officers with the knife in his hand, and he was shot and killed.

Victim's Name: Manuel Gonzales Verdugo

Agency Responsible: El Centro Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 50

Race: Hispanic

Date of Death: December 29, 2019

County: Imperial

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Unknown

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5318

Geography: Urban

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