Robert Charles Foster Killed by Oregon State Police, Coos County Sheriff's Office, Coquille Police Department, North Bend Police Department

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Robert Charles Foster was killed after an hours-long standoff in a field behind the Faith Baptist Church in Bandon. The incident began when Foster called 9-1-1 and said he had explosives and planned to set off an explosion. Foster was spotted in a pickup truck about 100 yards behind the church around 11:30 a.m. Shortly before 4 p.m., he got out of his truck, pointed the shotgun at police, then fired once. Six officers shot and killed him.

Victim's Name: Robert Charles Foster

Agency Responsible: Oregon State Police, Coos County Sheriff's Office, Coquille Police Department, North Bend Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 65

Race: Unknown race

Date of Death: November 3, 2018

County: Coos

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 4147

Geography: Rural

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