Kenneth Lawson Killed by San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
15900 Heatherdale Rd
Mapping Police Violence:

About 9:30 a.m., deputies responded to a fire department report that a 62-year-old man armed with a knife was suicidal and had overdosed on prescription pills. They found him inside a room with the woman who called 911. Deputies ordered the man to drop the knife, but he failed to do so and allegedly advanced on the deputies. Police reportedly tried to incapacitate him with a Taser, but that was ineffective. He continued to advance, and deputies shot and killed him.

Victim's Name: Kenneth Lawson

Agency Responsible: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office

Gender: Male

Age: 62

Race: Unknown race

Date of Death: September 4, 2019

County: San Bernardino

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5010

Geography: Suburban

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