Nakia Smith Killed by Joliet Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
1200 Justice Lake Dr
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Joliet officers were called about 4:10 a.m. for reports of a domestic battery in progress. Officers arrived to find Kimiki Truss' home on fire. Police entered the residence and were confronted with a hostage situation. Nakia Smith, 44, allegedly shot at the officers, and one officer shot him. The identity of the owner of the bullet that killed Truss, 43, has been withheld by police.

Victim's Name: Nakia Smith

Agency Responsible: Joliet Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 44

Race: Black

Date of Death: May 27, 2019

County: Will

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: 4745

Geography: Suburban

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