Morales Velasquez Killed by Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
24195 US Highway 19 North
Mapping Police Violence:

Baudillo Mendez Vasquez concocted a report that someone on a bike attacked him about 10 p.m. The description he gave matched a man deputies saw nearby, Morales Velásquez, 31, who ran when they stopped him for questioning. A deputy caught up to Morales Velásquez and stunned him with a Taser, causing him to fall off an 18-inch step and smack his head on the ground, killing him.

Victim's Name: Morales Velasquez

Agency Responsible: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

Gender: Male

Age: 31

Race: Hispanic

Date of Death: August 18, 2019

County: Pinellas

Cause of Death: Taser

Official Disposition: Justified by State Attorney's Office

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Unarmed/Did Not Have an Actual Weapon

Weapon: unarmed

Threat Level: other

Geography: Suburban

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