Around 6 p.m., John Stewart Jr. allegedly threatened to stab a family member with a knife. Once deputies arrived, Stewart reportedly refused commands, and a deputy used pepper spray on him. While he was being arrested, Stewart allegedly pulled out a knife on a deputy, and a deputy shot and killed Stewart.
Victim's Name: John Stewart Jr.
Agency Responsible: Monongalia County Sheriff's Office
Date of Death: April 17, 2019
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges
Criminal Charges: No known charges
Mental Illness: Yes
Armed: Allegedly Armed
Threat Level: attack
Body Camera: Yes
Washington Post Database ID: 4648